Not long after having its release date pushed back by another eight months, producer Simon Kinberg has finally shared an update on the production of The New Mutants.
Kinberg confirmed that long-gestating but yet-to-be-completed reshoots have been the biggest obstacle in completing the film, leading to its delayed release on four separate occasions before landing its current window of April 2020.
"What's happening is we're gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That's really it," Kinberg explained in an interview with Digital Spy. "Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together."
Kinberg observed that the biggest hurdle regarding the reshoots has been the cast's busy schedules keeping them apart. Nevertheless, he expects to have the additional filming completed by the end of the year.
"For all of these movies, Marvel's really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it's all prepared, and we have never been that smart," he continued. "For us, we're always scrambling to get these actors back together so they're all in the same place at the same time. It would seem simple on The New Mutants because they maybe not as big movie stars as the main X-Men movies, but all of them are on TV shows, so we've got to wait until they get off their shows and they can all be in the same place at the same time. So that will be some time this year, we'll do our pick-ups and the movie will come out."
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.