Josh Boone’s The New Mutants is expected to be the final X-Men film made strictly by 20th Century Fox before the rights shift over to Marvel Studios after the merger with The Walt Disney Company completed last week. However, it seems like the cast of The New Mutants is being kept in the dark concerning the release, reshoots, and when they’re expected to promote it.

New Mutants actress Maisie Williams, who plays aka Wolfsbane, spoke recently with RollingStone during an interview that included her Game of Thrones co-star Sophie Turner (starring in Dark Phoenix the final main X-Men film coming in June) revealed that she has no clue when New Mutants is expected to be released and mentioned that fellow co-star Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) was also in the dark about what is happening with the film.  Reaffirming there had been plans for reshoots but doesn’t even know if those will actually end up happening.

She does have a big-budget movie in the can, playing the werewolf-y mutant Wolfsbane in the X-Men spinoff New Mutants, but the film seems trapped in corporate limbo, thanks to Disney’s pending purchase of Fox. She doesn’t mince words on the situation. “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out,” she says. There were supposed to be reshoots to “make it scarier,” she explains, but they haven’t actually taken place. She says she saw one of her co-stars, Charlie Heaton, the other day and asked him, “What the fuck is going on with this movie?” He didn’t know either. She smiles. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!” 

Fellow co-star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) was asked about the status of New Mutants last month on a red carpet and seemed just as clueless about what was going on with the film. Anya is going to be a little busy over the summer taking a lead role in Edgar Wright’s London horror film Last Night In Soho, making reshoots anytime soon unlikely for her.

Despite 20th Century Fox having The New Mutants set for release in August 2nd on their official website, there is a good chance the actors and their PR teams haven’t been told when to expect the press tour to begin, a sign that another release delay could be happening something that happened to Dark Phoenix a day after it’s trailer promoted a February 14th release only to be moved to June 7th.

The feeling currently is that the studio will likely just skip reshoots altogether.

There has also been some speculation over the last couple of months that the movie could be dropped on a streaming platform, but at this point, this has only been guesses without any actual reporting involved.

Marilyn Manson’s Cry Little Sister cover is expected to land on the film’s soundtrack.

SOURCE: ROLLINGSTONE & THE UPCOMING

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