New Mutants New Release Date:
A few days ago, it seemed that The New Mutants was not going to release in the theatres at all. It had been delayed for 2 years straight. We would’ve finally seen it in April if it wasn’t for the widespread Coronavirus pandemic that shut down every theatre. All studios delayed their big upcoming movies. Disney pushed all of their films to a later date but they did not announce release dates for all the 20th Century films.
The New Mutants was recently available to preorder on Amazon, and that had people thinking that the film is coming direct to video. But apparently that is not the case. Disney has allotted The New Mutants an August 28, 2020 release date. It is 2 weeks after the release of Wonder Woman 1984, so as far as competition is concerned, this movie has gone no significant battles to fight with other films. A Quiet Place II is coming out a week later, but that shouldn’t be a big problem. If New Mutants will be a good film, then it will hold strong against the likes of A Quiet Place II. The only battle that The New Mutants will have to look for is the one with the Coronavirus.
The rate at which COVID-19 is spreading in some major countries, there is a chance that it won’t be contained until August. That would lead to another major delay in the release of The New Mutants. This might be the final extension that The New Mutants will get. Disney might be forced to release The New Mutants on VOD after this, and then they could follow it up with a Disney+ release. But, even if the conditions do get favorable, people will still be cautious of going out a whole lot. So, August films might be doomed.
Looking at the trailers and all the promotional material of this film, it is quite certain that this movie does deserve a theatrical release even if it is just 94 minutes long. This film is the first of its kind – a superhero horror flick with arguably good visual effects. Villains like Demon Bear & Smiley Man do look quite terrifying and the special effects on the two are seemingly well done.
Let’s take a look at all the important characters that are involved with the film:
He is the main villain of the movie. He feeds off of Negative emotions and that is why we saw him using the fears of the New Mutants against them & altering their reality in the trailer.
Alice Braga will portray Cecilia Reyes in New Mutants. She is an X-Men in the comics. Here also she seems to be a good person who’s trying to help the New Mutants. But there is a chance that Demon Bear could be manipulating her as well. Or this film could pull a twist & make her the villain.
A girl is not Arya Stark anymore. A girl is Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane. Her mutant abilities allow her to turn into a ferocious Wolf. In this film, she’s struggling with her religious beliefs. That’s why Demon Bear seems to be using a church to trouble her.
Charlie Heaton from Stranger Things is playing Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball. His mutation allows him to fly at the speed of a jet. He does this by creating an impenetrable force field around him. It’s teased in the trailer.
Henry Zaga plays Roberto “Bobby” da Costa aka Sunspot. He has the ability to absorb & manipulate Solar Energy. It happens in the trailer as well.
Blu Hunt plays Danielle “Dani” Moonstar aka Mirage. Her abilities are quite similar to Demon Bear as she can create illusions & wishes of people mentally. She also has a wide range of psionic & energy manipulation powers.
Anya Taylor-Joy plays Illyana Rasputina aka Magik. In the books, she is the younger sister of Colossus. She has the ability to Teleport inter-dimensionally and we got to see that in the trailer. We can see it in the above image as well. She can also use magic. Each time she uses it, she creates an eldritch armor around her which changes her look. The harsher the fight, the more demonic she ends up looking. We will see her using the Soul Sword in the film. This sword is made out of her soul.