The story of The New Mutants continues to get stranger, as even star Maisie Williams has no idea what's going on with the film.
“Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out," Williams told Rolling Stones when asked about the status of The New Mutants.
It might be easy to forget, but The New Mutants began principal photography in 2017. Williams, most famous for playing Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, was cast to play Wolfsbane, a lycanthropic mutant capable of transforming into a wolf. However, due to reshoots and rescheduling, the film remains in limbo, despite being slated for an August release.
According to Williams, reshoots that were supposed to make The New Mutants scarier were discussed, but never took place. She recounted an occasion where she ran into her co-star Charlie Heaton (Cannonball), and neither of them had any idea what was going on with the film. "Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit!" she noted.
This seems to tie in with comments made by Anya Taylor-Joy (Magik), who cast serious doubts on the film ever being released. "It' coming your way at some point..." she said. "My character is sassy as fuck, and mental and Russian and crazy, and I love her."
Of course, all that was before Disney acquired 21st Century Fox. Now that the acquisition has happened, reports indicate that Disney doesn't even know what to do with the film. Rumors suggest it could be released as a Disney+ film, available for streaming, but all that's certain is that the film is in some form of limbo.
To return focus on Williams, both her and Sophie Turner would like to work together again in the X-Men franchise at some point. Williams pointed out that "It would be ridiculously stupid if they didn't [put their characters together]." With the Disney acquisition, however, nothing about the future of the X-Men is set in stone.
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.