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‘The New Mutants’ Will Add A New Character During Reshoots

When it was announced at the start of the year that all Fox/Marvel films would change their release dates, some closer, some farther, it seemed like bittersweet news. It seemed like especially sour news for the horror-drama film, The New Mutants, which got pushed back to February 2019 from its original April 2017 date.

 

The New Mutants centers around a group of teenagers who discover their mutant abilities while trapped in a secret experimental facility. The mutant-based film boasts an impressive young cast with Charlie Heaton playing Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy playing Magik, Blu Hunt as Mirage, Henry Zaga playing Sunspot, and Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane.

 

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Director Josh Boone has set out to make the film different from any other film within the mutant genre, making it more towards the horror genre, rather than simply a superhero action movie. In fact, the milder rating of PG-13 that The New Mutants has is something that Boone had difficulty with keeping.

 

“This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made. I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal,” Boone said.

 

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Although the filming wrapped in September 2017, the cast and crew suddenly have a whole lot of extra time on their hands before the film releases. With all of this new time given to the creators, it did create a lot of time to keep tinkering around with the final cut. Perhaps that PG-13 rating will become an R after all.

 

See What Will Happen To The New Mutants During The Reshoots This Summer On Page 2!