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‘The New Mutants’ director doesn’t really care how it is released

Gregory Wakeman
·Contributor
·2-min read
Josh Boone breaks down The New Mutant's long and arduous journey to release (Image by 20th Century Fox)
Josh Boone breaks down The New Mutant's long and arduous journey to release (Image by 20th Century Fox)

Josh Boone says that he doesn’t really care if The New Mutants is put straight onto Disney+, made available on-demand, or if its cinema release is delayed once again.

The X-Men spin-off was originally supposed to be released in April, 2018, but it has now been pushed back several times for a variety of reasons, which have included additional filming, the sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney, and COVID-19.

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At the moment, The New Mutants is still scheduled to be released in cinemas on August 28, but the U.S’s failure to handle the COVID-19 pandemic means that looks increasingly unlikely.

During a recent interview with Comic-Book.com, Boone was asked if he is scared that The New Mutants might be released on-demand or on Disney+ instead of in cinemas. But, at this point, Boone just wants audiences to see it.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Director Josh Boone attends the premiere of A24 and DirecTV's "The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall" at ArcLight Hollywood on February 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Director Josh Boone attends the premiere of A24 and DirecTV's "The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall" at ArcLight Hollywood on February 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

“Well, I mean, I don’t really get scared about stuff like that. I just want as many people to see it as possible. And for everybody who wants to see it to be able to see it.”

“So obviously if we can do it theaters, that’s always my first choice. But like Disney came to me and said they were gonna stream it I’d be like awesome. Then everybody can watch it. It’d be great.”

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Boone also revealed that, Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox, meant he was unable to do any reshoots for The New Mutants, and he had to just use what they “shot on set.”

“So the movie hasn't changed that dramatically between before the merger and after the merger - it's just gotten a little more fine-tuned. And now it has visual effects that are finished, which were sort of the big thing that was missing when the merger happened, that whole aspect of it shut down. So we only got to see kind of finished visual effects this year."