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​It’s Now Been Two Years Since The New Mutants Trailer Was Released, And We Still Have No Film

​It’s Now Been Two Years Since The New Mutants Trailer Was Released, And We Still Have No Film

Normally when a film's trailer drops, we can allow ourselves to get nice and excited with the knowledge that its release is incoming. Sure, we're aware that there's still a bit of a wait on our hands - but usually it's a matter of months, not years.

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That's not been the case for X-Men flick The New Mutants, which had its trailer released way back in October 2017 - but as you may have noticed, we've still seen no sign of the film itself.

As ScreenRant reports, the first trailer came out on 13 October 2017 - when the film had a release date of 13 April 2018.

That date came and went, and in January 2018 it was announced that its release had been pushed back to 22 February 2019.

That then got rescheduled for 2 August, before that date was swapped for 3 April 2020 as the Fox-Disney merger was finalised.

The film's release was reportedly held back initially to allow for reshoots, which would help bolster the film's horror angle.

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Following reports of other unknown problems, there was then apparently a delay when the top dogs at Disney were left unimpressed by the cut of the film, despite the fact it received positive feedback during the early test screenings, according to CBR.

Even Maisie Williams, who stars in the film as Rahne Sinclair (aka Wolfsbane), has said she's still in the dark about the film's release date, having told Rolling Stone earlier this year: "Who knows when the f*** that's gonna come out?"

Maisie Williams. Credit: PA
Maisie Williams. Credit: PA

She also said she had recently bumped into co-star Charlie Heaton, who plays Sam Guthrie (aka Cannonball), who claimed he didn't know anything either.

When The New Mutants does finally arrive, we'll get a superhero horror movie based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, which will serve as the 13th instalment in the X-Men film series (and presumably the final one, following the Disney-Fox merger earlier this year).

Directed by Josh Boone, cast members Williams and Heaton will be joined by co-stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga, as the film tells the story of a group of young mutants held in a secret facility as they fight to save themselves.

Let's just hope it will be worth the wait, eh?

LADbible has reached out to Disney for comment.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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