20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants has had its fair share of production problems, from cast changes, apparent reshoots, and director studio vision clashes, release date changes, there was even reports that Disney was unimpressed with the film. Now, thanks to a recent test screening we get a little more insight into the troubled film in the X-Men franchise.
According to FandomWire, they have spoken to someone who has seen the film from a test screening that took place last week, and according to that person, Disney is intentionally removing any and all references to the Fox’s X-films. It’s also being said that the idea of being a “mutant” will be, basically, a brand new concept in the movie, one that no human has really ever heard of before. This is all being done for if/when Fiege and crew decide to bring their versions of X-Men into the MCU.
This could mean that The New Mutants could be the first film from Fox to be shifted into the MCU, and then the studio could bring in their own X-Men characters from there.
Now, we should state we hear at The DisInsider also spoke with someone who caught the test screening, and they backed up everything FandomWire is reporting including that the film was NOT reshot but instead recut, that the institution they are in is run by the famous X-Men villain Mr. Sinister, and that they do not know they are mutants. They also told us the movie is keeping to director Josh Boone’s darker/scarier material.
Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, the upcoming X-Men film centers on five young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while being held in a secret facility against their will.
Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.
New Mutants is set to hit theaters on April 3rd, 2020… For now, that is.