20th Centruy Fox reportedly once considered reshooting all of Josh Boone’s X-Men spinoff film, The New Mutants.
Josh Boone’s upcoming film, The New Mutants, is set to be released later this week. It’s been a long road as the film underwent several delays, a full studio merger, and a pandemic but now is set to be released later this week. Stories have long since circulated as to why the film underwent so many delays but new reports have shed new light on the matter.
Earlier today Vulture published an in-depth article that went over many of The New Mutants’ problems, including Josh Boone’s disagreements with Fox, scripting issues, and a general lack of faith in the horror aspect of the project. Fox reportedly discussed many different ideas as to how to fix the film which started with the movie’s planned reshoots that could have resulted in the entire film being reshot. The reshoots ultimately never happen due to the Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox. One source noted, however, that a reshoot from start to finish would not have necessarily ruined the financial viability of the project:
“You could throw the movie out, start over, and it would still be the least expensive X-Men movie so far.”
What do you all make of this? Do you think Fox would have reshoot the entirety of The New Mutants? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:
In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on August 28th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The New Mutants and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.