The New Mutants has been a problematic project from the start, having been pushed back several times in the past two years. However, it looks like the Josh Boone flick is set to be a major milestone for Fox this year. The highly anticipated movie is expected to be the final film set in the current X-Men Universe when it premieres in August.
The revelation was shared on Twitter by Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman, who also confirmed that other X-Men projects Gambit, Dr. Doom, and X-Force are "not happening." As it turns out, The New Mutants will still be released as a Fox film and it will be the last one from the current X-Men Universe.
New Mutants will be the last X-Men Universe movie for Fox and Dark Phoenix the last one coming from the main series.— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
"New Mutants will be the last X-Men Universe movie for Fox and Dark Phoenix the last one coming from the main series," Richtman wrote.
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, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage. Antonio Banderas has been cast in a mystery role and will have an appearance in the post-credits sequence.
The movie was actually filmed back in 2017 and it was initially slated for release in April 2018. However, it was delayed by a full year and has been given an August release date. It is still unclear if things will change once the merger between Disney and Fox is finalized in February or March so stay tuned for more updates.
Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on June 7. The New Mutants is currently scheduled for release on August 2.