DISNEY CONFIRMS NEW MUTANTS WILL STILL GET A THEATRICAL RELEASE
The X-Men spinoff will not be streaming-only.
BY COLIN STEVENS Disney confirmed at CinemaCon 2019 that The New Mutants X-Men film from 21st Century Fox will still receive a theatrical release this year.
During Disney’s presentation, Disney boss Alan Horn confirmed The New Mutants will be hitting theaters this year, instead of simply receiving a streaming-only release that some have anticipated.
A release slate graphic shown at the convention further confirmed Disney’s intention to give the film a theatrical release this year. A representative from Fox elaborated that some Fox movie dates will be shifted from their original schedules, but did not specifically mention The New Mutants.
The New Mutants’ most recentofficial release date is August 2, 2019, though this tentative date appears to be highly unlikely considering Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and what little we’ve seen of the film over the past year. Actress Maisie Williams recently revealed that she doesn’t know “what the f**k is going on” with The New Mutants release either.
A brief trailer for The New Mutants was released in October 2017. By December, Fox released a poster for The New Mutants, at which point it was scheduled for release in April 2018. After the release was delayed to February 2019, it was pushed back one more time to August 2, 2019.
Disney, its only April. Between Captain Marvel, Dumbo, and the pre-sale tickets for Endgame, you're probably already exceeded your earnings expectations for this year. There is no need to release this movie.