Remember The New Mutants? It’s the X-Men horror movie that was originally supposed to be released in 2018, then again in 2019. After Disney completed its purchase of 20th Century Fox, it got yet another new release date–April 3, 2020–but since then not a word has been said about the movie.
With the new year approaching, though, there’s finally signs of life from the film that stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), and Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass). Director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) has revealed a new trailer is on the way.
According to a post on Boone’s Instagram, a new look at the movie will arrive on Monday, January 6–less than three months before the film bows. “We’re very excited to share it with you,” the director says.
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This won’t be the first look at the film, though. Aan official trailer originally debuted in October 2017, promising a seriously scary entry into the X-Men film franchise that followed a group of mutants that have yet to be showcased in the movies.
Boone previously teased that New Mutants was inspired by both the horror genre, as well as John Hughes movies like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles–and, of course, the New Mutants comics. However, that was before reports of massive reshoots on the film in 2018 to make it scarier.
With an April release date looming and a new trailer on the way, though, it might finally be time to see what this movie is about. It’s interesting to note, however, that it might not be the final film in the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds recently confirmed that Deadpool 3 is in the works under the Marvel Studios banner, which could potentially merge the wildly confusing X-Men timeline with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The New Mutants is in theaters on April 3… Probably.