The New Mutants has been rescheduled for an August 28, 2020 release. This marks the fifth release date the X-Men universe title has had in two years.
The movie was originally slated to hit theaters April 13, 2018 before it was pushed to February 22, 2019. The New Mutants was later postponed to Aug. 2, 2019 and then to April 3, 2020 — almost exactly two years after its original release date. Its release was then yanked due to the coronavirus.
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Will the new August 28 release date stick? Honestly, who knows given the ongoing pandemic and the slow re-opening of movie theaters worldwide. When The New Mutants is released we know it will be the cut that director Josh Boone intended.
Deadline reports that Disney still intends on releasing the Fox acquisition theatrically rather than on their streaming services Disney+ or Hulu. Although Disney brass have suggested some smaller titles will now pivot from theatrical releases to digital debuts, The New Mutants won’t be among them.
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As Den of Geek recently explained, 20th Century Fox had existing cable rights deals in place for some of their titles at the time Disney acquired Fox, which precludes The New Mutants from being shifted to Disney-owned streaming platforms.
The New Mutants is rated PG-13 and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, and Alice Braga.
Source: IGN.com New Mutants Gets Another New Release Date So Enjoy This One While it Lasts