A newly edited cut of the much-delayed X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has reportedly been screened for test audiences, and apparently, it's being well-received.
Geeks WorldWide's Thomas Polito and Discussing Film Editor-in-Chief Jacob Fisher both shared rumblings from the screenings, which were reportedly positive overall. Fisher noted that the new cut of the film appears to be more in line with director Josh Boone's original vision for the movie as more of a horror-tinged approach to the superhero genre.
Hearing the New Mutants test screening went surprisingly well! pic.twitter.com/EReDCexJOj— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) August 25, 2019
There’s been discussions of New Mutants test screenings going around today so I’ll add my two cents.— Jacob (@CinematicBanter) August 25, 2019
Heard it’s decent, seems this new cut adheres more to Josh Boone’s original vision for New Mutants of a scarier horror comic book movie.
These reactions come weeks after reports that Disney was "unimpressed" by the current cut of the film and doubtful of its box office potential. Whether the cut seen by the studio and the test audiences is one and the same has yet to be revealed.
Production on The New Mutants, the final Fox-produced Marvel Comics adaptation, has been delayed, with planned reshoots to rework the film's ending reportedly incomplete as of May.
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 April 3, 2020.