What Happened To The “New Mutants” Movie? Maisie Williams Has No Idea
Remember all the excitement and hoopla over the “New Mutants” movie coming out by Fox? It was their attempt at making something in their Marvel universe, but adding horror elements to separate it from the other films. It’s been ages since we heard any updates about it, and according to one star of the film, the wait will not be ending anytime soon.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Maisie Williams was asked about the Marvel movie, and was just as baffled as the rest of us. Williams, who was cast to play Wolfsbane but you may know better as Arya from Game of Thrones, said the “New Mutants” movie is stuck in limbo waiting for production to continue. A good portion of blame may be placed on the recent Fox acquisition by Disney, which could also lead to the movie flat-out being canceled.
She doesn’t mince words on the situation. “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out,” she says. There were supposed to be reshoots to “make it scarier,” she explains, but they haven’t actually taken place. She says she saw one of her co-stars, Charlie Heaton, the other day and asked him, “What the fuck is going on with this movie?” He didn’t know either.
She smiles. “Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!” If it does ever come out, both she and Turner — who plays Jean Grey over in the main X-Men movies — are dying to get their characters together. “It would be ridiculously stupid if they didn’t do that,” Williams says.
The film was originally slated for an August 2019 release, but it’s safe to assume that date is very inaccurate.
“New Mutants” was directed by Josh Boone, and starred Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, as well as Antonio Banderas as the villain of the film. I look forward to seeing if this movie ever does get completed, and wonder what sort of mess it will be at that point. Delays like this never make things easy, and factor in Disney taking over – who knows what this movie will be when (and if) it gets finished?