The New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy has praised the reshoots for director Josh Boone's X-Men spinoff, saying the delay in the film's release will pay off.
Inspired, at least in part, by the seminal 1984 Marvel Comics storyline "The Demon Bear Saga," by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, The New Mutants is expected to be a full-fledged horror film. Although Fox has twice moved the release date, Taylor-Joy assures everything is back on track
Speaking with Collider, the Illyana Rasputin actress promised the reshoots have to improve The New Mutants. "I don’t find [the delay] frustrating because when the film comes out, we want it to be something that will make the fans truly happy," she said.
"Taking the time to do it, whilst people might find it a little bit frustrating to wait for it, when we deliver it, it’s going to be fantastic," Taylor-Joy continued. "That’s the most important thing. And getting the opportunity to play the character again is just great. [...] I think we’re making the movie that we set out to make, in the beginning. That’s what we’re going to end up delivering to people. It feels like the movie we all signed up to do, which is good."
The New Mutants and Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix were pushed from their original release dates, with Boone's film delayed a second time.
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.