The New Mutants star Charlie Heaton claims that the film was pushed back due to Disney acquiring Fox, and will arrive sometime in 2020. The movie has been pushed back multiple times throughout the saga of Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox, leaving some to believe it’s destined to never be released. Others have suggested that it will debut directly on a streaming service. However, according to one of the film’s stars, it looks like New Mutants‘ current 2020 release date will actually stick.
Heaton, The New Mutants star best known for his work on Stranger Things, recently appeared at the independent fan convention For the Love of Sci-Fi (via X-Men Films), and was asked about his X-Men experience during a panel. He confirmed that the film was indeed arriving in 2020.
“I don’t know,” Heaton joked when asked about the New Mutants release date. “No, it’s coming out next year, but we filmed it almost two years ago. It’s the release [date] that’s been moved quite a while.”
The New Mutants opens on April 3rd, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Charlie Heaton, The New Mutants and the future of the X-Men franchise!
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