Have you ever heard the Tragedy of The New Mutants? You probably have. It was an X-Men spinoff made in the twilight years of the 20th Century Fox era of the mutant franchise, just before the studio was bought by Disney. A teaser trailer even hit the Internet in the fall of 2017 that hooked audiences on the possibility of a proper superhero-horror film. Then the film was delayed, delayed again and became a vague question mark in the background as the Fox era of X-Men films drew to its close. Its producer Simon Kinberg has offered fans an update.
In a new interview with DigitalSpy, Kinberg explained that the long-anticipated reshoots for the film are finally happening. He stated:
“What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it. Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together. For all of these movies, Marvel’s really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it’s all prepared, and we have never been that smart. For us, we’re always scrambling to get these actors back together so they’re all in the same place at the same time.“
He also talked about how scheduling plays into when the reshoots can take place.
“It would seem simple on The New Mutants because they maybe not as big movie stars as the main X-Men movies, but all of them are on TV shows, so we’ve got to wait until they get off their shows and they can all be in the same place at the same time,” Kinberg continued. “So that will be some time this year, we’ll do our pick-ups and the movie will come out.“
It seems like this will end the Fox X-Men era now, not Dark Phoenix.
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