The New Mutants director John Boone confirmed the rumored reshoots for the X-Men film never took place.
After multiple delays, The New Mutants is finally set to hit theaters in just under one month and fans are curious to see how the latest X-Men film will turn out after all these years. Over the course of tumultuous production, rumors have circulated claiming one of the reasons for the delays was to give the filmmakers adequate time to work on reshoots.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Josh Boone set the record straight by confirming these extensive reshoots never occurred. Furthermore, Boone suggested that even if Disney hadn’t acquired 20th Century Fox, the filmmaker’s still would have only needed to do pickups as opposed to significant reshoots:
“Everybody said we did reshoots! We’ve never done reshoots. And I’ll tell you this: if there hadn’t been a merger, I’m sure we would’ve done reshoots the same way every movie does pickups. We didn’t even do that because by the time the merger was done and everything was settled, everybody’s older.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
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 will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly