Last month, Josh Boone’s hotly anticipated The New Mutants saw its release date quietly pushed back from this April to next February, with the belief being that reshoots were happening in order to introduce a completely new character. Well, Anya Taylor-Joy has now confirmed that speculation.
Speaking to The Playlist, Taylor-Joy said, “Well, the only thing that I could say, without being in trouble, is that it being delayed is disappointing, frustrating in fact. I do think that there is a great responsibility to make sure the movie is done right and that we deliver the fans something that they can feel all happy about and excited about. So, I don’t think it being delayed is a bad thing because it’s definitely more important to make sure that we get it right than rushing to make a date. So, hopefully, all of these reshoots and adding of the new character that will give the fans an altogether satisfactory, wonderful product.”
In the film, The Witch and Split’s Taylor-Joy is playing the teleporting sorcerer, Magik. Joining her in the titular team are Maisie Williams as Scottish werewolf Wolfsbane; Charlie Heaton as propulsion-fuelled Cannonball; Henry Zaga as the solar energy manipulating Sunspot; and Blu Hunt as the psionic Dani Moonstar. Alice Braga is on board to play a mentor to the group as they attempt to escape a secret facility and their own past sins.
Where the new character responsible for these reshoots is concerned, rumour has that character pegged as Warlock. The shape-shifting alien was previously believed to be a part of the film in its early stages, but now it appears that Warlock is again being added to the action.
To give you an idea of why The New Mutants has so many fans looking forward to it, be sure to check out the trailer below:
At present, The New Mutants is set for a February 14th, 2019 release.