Latest Cut of New Mutants Said to Have Removed All References to Fox’s X-Men Universe

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Rumors had come out before that Disney was ‘unimpressed' with Fox's horror superhero film, The New Mutants. While some fans thought Disney was going to cancel the release altogether, it seems that they have re-edited the film to get more positive feedback from test audiences.

According to FandomWire, the latest cut of New Mutants has cut all ties to Fox's X-Men universe. What's more, the film is said to have been changed so that the word "mutant" isn't mainstream. The changes were said to have been made "in case Kevin Feige decides later he wants to bring The New Mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

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We don't know what exactly got cut out, but some suspect that it has something to do with the Essex Corporation which has been teased in the final Fox X-Men films. It was even said that the film was originally planning to introduce Jon Hamm as Mister Sinister during the end-credits.

If this film does end up being put in the MCU, I would think that it would be weird to introduce mutants in a horror film. Then again, it could be interesting in a sense that we, as the audience, could sympathize with the humans in the MCU reacting to the mutants. After all, the main plight of the muties is that humans don't like and fear them. I don't think Marvel would be so dumb enough to remove one key element that makes the mutants so unique.

For now, The New Mutants looks to be staying on its April 3, 2020 release date. If the studio plans to move the schedule (again), we should find out soon.

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