Marvel’s The New Mutants has been hit with one release delay after another. From the reshoots to Disney’s acquisition of Fox, and the Covid-19 pandemic, the X-Men spinoff’s take on the horror genre has been shelved for a few years now. But it’s not all bad news as there will be a “special ComicCon@Home panel featuring writer/director Josh Boone and the stars of “The New Mutants,” including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga and moderated by Ira Madison III, will debut on July 23, 2020.”
To help build up some hype for the upcoming panel, Disney has released a trailer containing some exciting brand new footage, which may indicate that they intend to release The New Mutants soon.
I am just speculating here, but with movie theaters around the country still closed, it’s possible that the panel could announce that The New Mutants will be released on either Hulu or Disney+. Films like Tenet and Mulan were rescheduled multiple times before the pandemic set in. And because there are no signs of it slowing down, I have to believe those films will get rescheduled once again.
Originally, The New Mutants was supposed to be released next August. However, I find it hard to believe that Disney would want any overlap between a blockbuster and a lesser-known X-Men title if everything were to go according to plan. But considering that the pandemic is forcing Studios to shift their release schedules, it only makes sense for these studios to release some of their films on the streaming platform while reserving others for a theatrical release. Again that is just speculation on my part.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves.
We will just have to wait and see what happens. But I can’t imagine that Disney would want to hold onto The New Mutants any longer than they should. So it only makes sense for it to hit either Hulu or Disney+.