The much-awaited former Fox/Marvel The New Mutants is not going to Disney+ or Hulu, and remains on track for a theatrical release, Disney has added “The New Mutants” back to its release calendar, setting the “X-Men” superhero adventure to debut in theaters on Aug. 28 this year. New Mutants stands alone as the only wide entry on the pre-Labor Day weekend frame.
For now, it’s uncertain if movie theaters will be fully operational in areas like Manhattan and Los Angeles by the time “The New Mutants” is expected to grace multiplexes. Cinemas in areas like Texas and Georgia, which have been less impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, have slowly started to reopen. But if major moviegoing markets aren’t up and running, studios might continue to move around release dates.
Disney took “The New Mutants” — starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton — off its schedule in March, when cinemas first started to shutter due to the pandemic. The film, which Disney inherited from Fox, has been delayed numerous times.The pic’s history of release dates include April 13, 2018; Feb. 22, 2019; Aug. 2, 2019; and previously April 3 of this year. How old is New Mutants? Old Fox first dropped a trailer for the Josh Boone-directed movie at CinemaCon 2017. Even though there were rumors that New Mutants would head to Hulu pre Fox merger, Disney has remained committed to the pic’s theatrical release.
we’re back pic.twitter.com/JsoRciPYpj— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) May 13, 2020
“The New Mutants,” based on the comic-book series, stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Alice Braga. Logline reads as follows: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
Also today, Disney moved the 20th Century Studios’ animated movie Ron’s Gone Wrong from Feb. 26, 2021 to April 23, 2021. The spot reserved for an untitled 20th Century title on April 23, 2021, was thus, removed from the schedule.Directed by Jean-Philippe Vine and co-directed by Octavio Rodriguez, Ron’s Gone Wrong is set in a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children’s best friends, and follows an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn’t quite work.
In response to the closure of movie theaters, Disney reshuffled the release dates for most of its upcoming titles, including “Mulan” (now set for July 24), “Black Widow” (Nov. 7), Pixar’s “Soul” (Nov. 20) and “The Eternals” (Feb. 12, 2021).
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