New Mutants Director confirms released version will be original cut
According SlashfilmNew Mutants director Josh Boone confirmed on his Instagram that the version released in theaters this year on April 3 will be the original cut of the movie. The news follows recent announcement a new trailer for the horror comic adaptation will arrive on January 6.
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In addition to Boone's confirmation of a January debut, comic book illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz revealed in an interview with Kevin Smith on his Fatman in Batman the podcast that Boone sent him a new work-in-progress trailer, calling it "phenomenal", saying it gave him chills and "looks more like Marvel in terms of what they're doing."
The remakes were originally commissioned by Fox to try to expand the positive feedback from the horror elements in the first trailer. They were scheduled to shoot again in September 2018 for a release date on August 2, 2019, but without the scheduled additional production, the movie's release date had been left in limbo. Sources say the decision to go ahead with the remake is in the hands of writer / director Josh Boone.
The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) as Magik and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, gen: LOCK) as Wolfsbane, with Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as sunspot, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar and Charlie Heaton of Stranger Things as cannonball.
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The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that was released in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows a group of mutant teenagers as heroes in training at the Marvel Universe. The film is expected to move away from the sci-fi spectacle of other X-Men films and instead be described as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes" horror movie.
In November 2017, ComingSoon.net uniquely unveiled a leaky, animated concept from the movie featuring Wolfsbane, Magic and Cannonball facing the Demon Bear.