NEW MUTANTS Set to be a “Full-Fledged” Horror Film
The New Mutants continues to be a true enigma in the comic book movie genre.
With it constantly changing release dates and news that Fox may be planning to reshoot nearly half the film, fans are asking what the heck is going on with this X-Men spin-off.
In an interview with EW, actor Charlie Heaton, who plays Cannonball in the film, said that the reshoots are benefiting the film and the studio is looking to make it a full-on horror flick.
It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants. It’s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and it’s a horror X-Men movie, which we haven’t seen before. I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think they’re going full-fledged horror. Without saying too much — I really don’t want to give away too much what it’s about, it’s very under wraps — but it is, in terms of anything we’ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. It’s scarier than anything we’ve seen in that genre.
Rumors of Fox doing reshoots to make The New Mutants a full-blown horror film surfaced months back after the studio saw the success of other horror films like It and wanted to replicate that. After an initial round of test screenings didn’t impress, Fox decided to push the film back to give filmmakers more time to work on the film. The idea of going full horror may help it stand out more from the other comic book movies that are set to come out.
With fan skepticism growing over the film and Fox looking to turn The New Mutants into its on franchise, will the reshoot gamble work out for the studio? And will any of this matter once the deal with Disney goes through and Marvel regains control over the X-Men characters?
The New Mutants is currently scheduled for an August 2 release.
THE SOF WEEKLY PLANET #5: “The Dawn of The DCU and Birth of SUPERMAN: LEGACY”
Well, there's certainly a lot to talk about today, and so much has happened since I last wrote a Weekly...
It’s Official: Henry Cavill is Superman Again
Now there's a headline I've been waiting years to write... *SPOILER WARNING: BEWARE! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BLACK ADAM*...
THE BATMAN Mega-Sode w/ Bill Ramey of Batman-on-Film: Non-Spoiler AND Spoiler Chat, INDY V, DAREDEVIL To Disney+, More!
This week's edition of The Fanboy Podcast begins with MFR and Brett's non-spoiler reaction to Matt Reeves' The Batman. From there...
Matt Reeves Discusses Bringing Superman Into The World of THE BATMAN
This weekend, Matt Reeves' long-awaited The Batman will finally arrive in theaters. It's a unique film, in this modern Golden...
RTF Review: ‘THE MANDALORIAN, S1 Chapter 8’
As a note, this review contains mild spoilers for The Mandalorian Chapter 8: Redemption. I would recommend watching before diving in. By...
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – An RTF Review
By Tony Artiga WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!! So it's finally here. The last chapter of the Skywalker saga. All wait with...