During an interview with Collider, The New Mutants producer Simon Kinberg discussed the forthcoming reshoots for the X-Men film and how they could affect the rating.
Initially schedule to be released in theaters in April 2018, The New Mutants has since been pushed back twice with reports indicating that the project is set to undergo significant reshoots in order to make it a full-fledged horror film. Now, producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that those reshoots haven’t taken place yet and commented on how the film could be rated R depending on the final product delivered:
“It’s the kind of movie that could go R, or it could be a hard PG-13. As I was saying before in terms of subgenres or the genre, it is obviously teased as a horror film, and most horror films these days are R-rated, but it stars a very young cast, so we’ll see. It really is what the movie wants to be. The studio is open to either rating… Traditionally, superhero movies are PG-13 other than Logan and the Deadpool movies, and generally, horror films are R-rated, so we’ll see where this one falls. It is a very scary, edgy movie.”
Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, the film 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 is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 2, 2019.