As Disney's acquisition of the X-Men from 21st Century Fox draws closer, many are questioning the status of The New Mutants. That film, which is slated for later this year, was expected to undergo massive reshoots, with rumors indicating that over half of the film would be reshot. However, it appears those reshoots still have not happened.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that New Mutants has not yet actually begun those reshoots, scheduling for which is apparently in the hands of writer/director Josh Boone. That outlet also speculates that, although Disney will release the movie, it's not clear if it will hit theaters, though it will likely make it to the company's upcoming streaming service.
The fate of The New Mutants is definitely up in the air at this point, and it's entirely possible Dark Phoenix will serve as the end of the Fox's current X-Men films on the big screen. The New Mutants was originally set to be released on April 13, 2018, but it was later pushed back to February 22, 2019. More recently, it was pushed back to August 2, 2019. As it stands, the film is still set for release in August, but that might change depending on when reshoots get done and their scale.
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, 2019.