Exclusive: Why X-Men spin-off The New Mutants was delayed again

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Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

The New Mutants producer Simon Kinberg has offered an update on the spin-off's lengthy delays.

Starring Game of Thrones' very own Maisie Williams and Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton, the new X-Men superhero movie is set to be a "full-fledged" horror film – but it's now on its fourth planned release date thanks to some backroom issues.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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Discussing the current situation, Kinberg exclusively told Digital Spy: "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 elaborated: "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.

"So that will be some time this year, we'll do our pick-ups and the movie will come out."

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is released in UK cinemas on June 5 and US cinemas on June 7.

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