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Reports Suggest ‘The New Mutants’ Was Delayed to Make the Film Scarier

We learned just last night that director Josh Boone’s superhero horror movie The New Mutants has unfortunately been pushed back a full 10 months by Fox, moved out of its April 13, 2018 date all the way to February 22, 2019. But what is the reason for the massive, final hour delay? This bad news may actually be good news, it seems.

Both The Wrap and Tracking Board are reporting, according to inside sources they’ve spoken to, that The New Mutants was actually delayed to make the film even scarier!

An insider said that the move is being made because the film isn’t scary enough,” The Wrap reported. Similarly, reported Tracking Board, “Word on the street is that after the film tested well but not great, the studio decided to actually embrace the film’s horror elements and beef up the scares in the wake of the success of It and Get Out last year.”

We can only hope these reports are true!

In the film, “five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”

The cast includes Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa a.k.a Sunspot, a mutant with the ability to absorb and channel solar power; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, the Native American telepath also known as “Mirage”; Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball; and Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf.

Boone directed from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee.



  • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

    If true, this gets me even more excited.

  • Grimphantom

    Yeah but knowing these idiots what they consider scarier is ” HAVE MORE CGI!”

    • Khy

      Can’t wait for them to push it back to March 2020. Fucking studios.

    • Saturn

      Oh, and a handful more lazy jump scares.

  • Khy

    Fuck you, Fox. This movie better be the next Exorcist to justify this long ass delay. Cunts.

  • Creepshow

    The trailer ended up looking like cookie cutter wanna-be horror bullshit.

    • Evan3

      Perhaps you watched the wrong trailer?

  • That teaser trailer you guys were so pumped up about did look sort of amateur, almost as if you didn’t have to tell it’s marvel attempting something new, maybe they’ll make it a little more sinister?

    • Bully FU

      It’s not a Marvel Studios film though, it’s made by Fox. So it’s not Marvel trying something new, it was an adaptation of a specific comic arc but it looks like they’ll butcher that to add more jump scares.

  • Jeffrey Oak

    Was Get Out even scary? What’s scary now are the hordes of libtards claiming to be “woke.” Woke with an oppressed Jim Crow mentality.

    • Where the fuck did all of this even come from? This movie has nothing to do with wokeness or Get Out. God you’ve probably preached about ‘libtards’ so fucking much thats about the only thing you can submit anymore

      • Pickle Dust

        Having read the actual article, I’d guess he was replying to this…

        “and beef up the scares in the wake of the success of It and Get Out last year”

    • Saltoner

      No it wasn’t scary. It wasn’t even that good either.

    • Bully FU

      What’s scary is how people think that the way a person voted defines them as a person. It’s also scary how some people freely use words like “libtard” in an attempt to demean others while not realizing how ridiculous they sound.

    • theundead

      Layoff the drugs

  • Saltoner

    If you believe this, I got a bridge to sell you. Also, I’ll not be surprised if this movie never sees the light of day.

    • Evan3

      True, studios often drop tens of millions on new installments of already successful franchises, drop millions more on reshoots, and then don’t release them. For example, will they ever release Justice League?

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    test audiences are dumb

    • Fede

      They ruined some of the best horrors

  • Joe Smith

    Yeah, don’t take any cues from Get Out.

  • REC03

    Lmao at people on a horror site still finding something to complain about when they want to add MORE HORROR!

    • Grimphantom

      The problem is that they shown a trailer and a date, if they had just shown the trailer without giving the date yet they show another one this month.

      Also, Fox is notorious of adding new stuff or change some things from the original material they have as we seen on Fantastic Four reboot and same goes with Justice League. Finally, in their interpretation of making it scarier is to add more CGI and jump scares,

  • Bully FU

    I liked the horror look the trailer had but they should leave the story alone. It’s when things like this happens when films end up being crappy because there are too many people trying to dictate what it should be. It was going to be a comic book film with horror elements and I’m afraid it’ll end up a horror film that happens to use comic book characters.

    • theundead

      Don’t watch it then when its out

  • Fede


  • VanessaDreadful

    If the director wanted to make it scarier and somehow couldn’t I’m all for these reshoots. But if this happens against the vision for the film of the director and studio just doesn’t get that scary doesn’t mean cheap jump-scares, I’m very concerned they just gonna eff it up.

  • Matt Miller

    Meaning: It needs more jump scares

  • New J-Mart

    If they are going to make it more scary then go all the way. Just like Deadpool this film would be much better if it had an R rated since they can get away with a lot more stuff and in the comics each mutant gets mentally messed up so maybe put their nightmares in this movie, have the hospital be a horrific place, less jumpscares and fakeouts and make the demon bear terrifying and I am all in for this movie! This can be a great X-Men horror movie if done right.

    • Agreed. Maybe the reshoots will end up gaining it an R-rating.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    i thought oposite. delayed to make it pussier coz you know hollywood doesnt like making scary stuff. they cast handsome baby faced heart throbs as killers, they make monsters have big blue friendly eyes, they make ugly, revolting posessed outcast girl villians into Chloe Moretz looking models with clear skin, pure white teeth lol fuck this world. i wanna see ugly, disgusting vile horror characters and carnage not clean soap washed glossy hollywood imagery

    • Raymond D Brito

      That’s some real sh*t

    • Necro

      I love it!!!!

  • Mr. Dry

    10 months scarier? You better make me shit my future pants!

  • Rohan

    Horror has a lot of jumpscares nowadays. The scariest movie I’ve ever seen didn’t even have jumpscares. 100% atmosphere and concept. Some Japanese film called Pulse that I rented on a whim at my video store. I have a feeling that they are just gonna go with more jumpscares, and not for what makes horror really scary. Not many modern horror movies nail the atmosphere, or have that special something that make sure it terrifying: the cellar sound in Evil Dead, the flashes of the face in the exorcist, shit like that. Last thing that really creeped me out was the soundtrack to sinister, even though the movie was a bit lackluster. Just try to nail the atmosphere first before including more shit like jumpscares.

  • Evan3

    I honestly thought I had accidentally journeyed onto the Onion. A big-budget Hollywood superhero film trying to get more scary? Just take my money already. i MUST see this.

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