When Fox shook up its 2018 superhero movie slate, Deadpool 2 was brought up a month to this May and X-Men: Dark Phoenix remained carded for later this year. However, Josh Boone's The New Mutants was pushed back from this April to Feb. 2019, but according to one of the movie's stars, Maisie Williams, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Regarding the move, Williams said, "Actually, I think it's for the better. I think it's good that we've got more time. We're not so strapped and up against it. It gives us time -- it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized."
She added, "Films take a real different shape after you finish shooting, and after they have edited. Sometimes you watch a movie and with the score, etc, it's a completely different film than the one you had in mind. I guess you only know that when you have just done the premiere or whatever."
Williams will be playing the feral mutant, Wolfsbane, in the film, which is set to be a straight-up superhero horror flick. The Game of Thrones star made it clear that with the extra time, the studio's more likely to put out a solid adaptation of “The Demon Bear Saga,” the seminal 1984 Marvel Comics storyline by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz which will see a team of young mutants hunted by a demon in a mental facility on-screen.
"Your spending your whole life working on this film that actually you don't know much about at all. It's quite nice that there is the time, to you know, make it the best that one can and familiarize ourselves with it and when it comes to releasing, really push it hard."
Arriving Feb. 22, 2019, 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.