I think we might have got our best answer on what is going on with Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie after various cast members had been seemingly in the dark about the release date and if reshoots would even take place.
Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg spoke with DigitalSpy and the subject turned to New Mutants, which Simon is producing. He was able to reveal that reshoots haven’t happened and they will take place sometime this year before the release.
KINBERG: “What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it.”
“Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together.
“For all of these movies, Marvel’s really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it’s all prepared, and we have never been that smart. For us, we’re always scrambling to get these actors back together so they’re all in the same place at the same time.”
“It would seem simple on The New Mutants because they may be not as big movie stars as the main X-Men movies, but all of them are on TV shows, so we’ve got to wait until they get off their shows and they can all be in the same place at the same time.
“So that will be some time this year, we’ll do our pick-ups and the movie will come out.”
Reshoots have been in the cards for the longest time and it just seemed like a scheduling nightmare given a lot of the cast have television commitments and kept signing up to do other projects during the hiatus.
The cast includes Maisie Willians as Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage, and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
Anya just began filming Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho and that is expected to shoot throughout the summer in London, England. I would assume these reshoots would take place in the fall.
Director Josh Boone co-wrote the film’s script with writing partner Knate Lee.
Disney/20th Century Fox recently announced New Mutants would be released on April 3rd, 2020 instead of this August (debunking rumors of the film being dropped on a streaming service).
SOURCE: DIGITAL SPY