It's official: The New Mutants will be be released by Disney this year as a part of Fox's X-Men film series. At Disney's presentation at this year's CinemaCon, the film was officially listed as one of the company's upcoming releases.
Despite having a scheduled release date of Aug. 2, The New Mutants has hit a few production-related snags as of late. Since Disney is currently preparing to take the reins on Fox's Marvel properties, speculation has been brewing that the film would not receive a theatrical release and would perhaps end up a direct-to-streaming title. Additionally, Disney has reportedly been indecisive in regards of what to do with the project as they prepare to integrate the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Furthermore, The New Mutants has long been rumored to be in need of reshoots that have not yet taken place. Recently, Maisie Williams admitted that she too has has no idea what's going on with the film.
Nevertheless, Disney's CinemaCon presentation suggests The New Mutants will, in fact, grace a screen near you. While it has not been made explicitly clear if it will be in a theatrical capacity, it seems as though fans don't have to worry about an outright cancellation, and that we'll be seeing the new generation of Fox's Marvel heroes one way or another.
The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (Atlantis) as Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Dani Moonstar and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot. The film is scheduled to be released on Aug. 2.