Josh Boone’s ‘The New Mutants’ Heads To A Surprising Streaming Service

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Josh Boone’s The New Mutants has found a new home on a surprising streaming service almost a year after its release.

Although the reception to Josh Boone’s The New Mutants wasn’t astounding, it was an achievement just getting to see the film released to general audiences after so many years stuck in limbo. And now that Marvel has acquired Fox, it seems like that was the last adventure for the studios’ version of the mutants – but the team has found a new streaming service to call home, and it isn’t Disney Plus surprisingly. Instead, the Josh Boone film is heading to HBO Max.

On April 10th, The New Mutants arrives on HBO Max as the streaming platform rotates a bunch of new content over the month for its users. It’s surprising news because it would make sense for the Josh Boone film to go straight to Disney Plus since the company own the rights to mutants now – so this must’ve been part of Fox’s pre-existing deal with HBO. Mutants will at some point make their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Kevin Feige says talks are still ongoing as to how to reboot the heroes.

What do you make of The New Mutants being added to HBO Max? Are you looking forward to watching the film again? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Josh Boone’s 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.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

British dork who can be found online raving about how good Tron: Legacy is.