REPORT: Disney Unimpressed With Fox’s ‘X-Men’ Spin-Off ‘New Mutants’

The folks at Disney are reportedly unimpressed with the upcoming X-Men spin-off movie The New Mutants by 20th Century Fox.

Disney now holds the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four thanks to its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige overseeing the future of these characters. And according to a new report by Variety, Disney is unimpressed with Fox’s final X-Men project, a horror-centric spin-off titled The New Mutants:

“Disney is optimistic that handing Fox superhero properties such as “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men” to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will improve the quality of these movies, but bumps must be smoothed over in that transition. The studio is unimpressed with “New Mutants,” an “X-Men” spinoff with a haunted-house vibe, and believes it has limited box office potential.”

Fox made The New Mutants before it was acquired by Disney. The project has been pushed back numerous times to go undergo reshoots that have not yet happened due to the the film’s stars, who are committed to other film and television projects.

The New Mutants was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on April 13, 2018, before being delayed until February 22, 2019. A third release date for New Mutants was later scheduled for August 2, 2019, before Disney pushed back the date to April 3rd of next year following its acquisition of Fox.

Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, The New Mutants centers on five young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while being held in a secret facility against their will.

Directed by Josh Boone from a script co-written by Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes.

The New Mutants opens on April 3rd, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: Variety

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.