The X-Men made their big screen debut 22 yrs ago with the release of the flagship film in 2000. that is the sequel, X2 was released in 2003, while the third installment of the original trilogy, X-Men: The Last Stand made its way to theaters in 2006. The movies brought the iconic mutants to life, turning Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine into legacy characters. After each project outgrossed its predecessor, several spin-offs were release with varying levels of success. It ended with the 2020s The New Mutant which will soon be heading to Disney+.
Billed as a horror thriller film, “The New Mutants” was directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee. The story follows five young mutants who have just discovered their abilities while being held in a secret facility for psychiatric evaluation. When strange occurrence begins to take place, both their new mutant abilitie and their friendship are teste as they battle to make it out alive. It was as released as a standalone film and served as the 13th installment in the 20th Century in Studios’ X-Men film series.
After the formers wrapped The Fault in Our Stars, Boone & Lee first began work in the film. the duo was pitched The New Mutants as a trilogy to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. they were officially signed on to the project In early 2015. Once the casting process was complete, filming began in Boston, Massachusetts’ Medfield the State Hospital in 2017. in spite of the fact that the film was aiming for a 2018 release, it was delayed by reshoots and Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. After the deal was finalized, the movie had completed without reshoots.
still time most entries in the X-Men franchise were adored, but The New Mutants was not one of them. film received generally mixed-to-negative reviews and deem a box office failure after only grossing $49 million against a production budget of almost $80 million. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film still holds a poor 35persent approval rating, with the general consensus describing the spinoff as less than the sum of its super-powered parts. The audience score is only slightly better at 56persent. As a result, any plans for a semelar were squashed.
curiously, Bob McLeod who co-created The New Mutants with Chris Claremont in 1982, recently shared his thoughts about the film. Speak to Slash Film, he said the horror point of view was an interesting way to bring in viewers who wouldn’t normally care about the story. “I wasn’t against that,” he said. “I didn’t think it was the best way to go. still, I was just happy that they were making a movie from something I worked on before.”
but, McLeod did take issue with The New Mutants’ character design. he explained. “I don’t see anything that I contributed to the book in the movie, even maybe more girls on the team,” “I mean, none of the characters look the way I designed them to look.” In a previous interview, McLeod said that he wished the movie carried a stronger origin story for the characters to win over new franchise fans who hadn’t read the comics.
However, now that the property rights for the X-Men have reverted back to Marvel, the franchise is probably in for major maintenance which will erase The New Mutants from memory. Where the studio has been pretty secretive about their plan for the X-Men, an indication of their arrival in the MCU was revealed toward the end of the Ms. Marvel season finale. After Kamala successfully fixes her place as a superhero after an epic fight with Agent Deever, the story takes an unexpected twist.
for the present, The New Mutants will be added to the Disney+ streaming service on October 14. The film features a stellar cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, and Blu Hunt as fallen Mirage.