We don’t want to jinx it, but after almost 2 years of waiting, it feels like The New Mutants, 20th Century Fox’s horror-tinged X-Men spin-off, may finally receive its long-awaited cinema release!
After numerous cancelled release dates, indefinite delays and confused marketing, the film has received a panel as part of this year’s San Diego ComicCon@Home online event, adding further promise that the current release date of 28th August remains in place. Time will tell if this remains true, but for now, it’s a delight to finally see and hear a bit more about the upcoming film, which looks set to be an exciting addition to the pantheon of comic-book based movies.
The ComicCon@Home panel features writer/director Josh Boone, stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga and famed comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz. Included in the 30-minute panel, moderated by Ira Madison III, is an exclusive look at the opening sequence of the original horror thriller.
You can check out the panel here:
Also available today are character Twitter emojis, fan-inspired posters and a special poster designed by Sienkiewicz, who began illustrating The New Mutants comics way back in 1984. We’ve his poster below, with a small selection, but head to our FB for the full set!
Based on the acclaimed X-Men comics spin-off, The New Mutants is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants are being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.