'New Mutants' Pushed Back to 2019 to Possibly Make it Scarier

'New Mutants' Pushed Back to 2019 to Possibly Make it Scarier

Deadpool director Tim Miller is reportedly working on a new superhero spin-off for 20th Century Fox about X-Men member Kitty Pryde, the character most notably played on the big screen by Ellen Page in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Ryan Reynolds will return as the foul-mouthed vigilante alongside Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, and (cringe) T.J. According to The Hollywood Reporter, insiders have claimed that the studio has a lot of faith in the film and that the change in premiere dates was made in order to avoid having two of the studio's X-Men films cannibalize one another overseas where, in some countries, The New Mutants would have been released in theaters around the same time as the Deadpool sequel.

Now the bad news.

The New Mutants, Josh Boone's horror-tinged take on Marvel's teen heroes, gets pushed back 10 months. The film moves from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton star in New Mutants, which will now open against the Blake Lively action-thriller The Rhythm Section.


The acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox by Disney is less likely to have been a motivating factor for the date changes. Verbinski joined the project in October following Rupert Wyatt's departure in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016.

Deadpool 2 has actually been shifted up, set to hit theaters on early two weeks earlier on May 18, 2018. That film moved from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019.

Gambit is also now searching for a new director, and it is said Fox Studios thought the movie would do better as a Summer flick as Gambit is described as having a heavy comedic tone revolving around a heist (via THR).

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