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New Mutants headed to Hulu this Halloween?

Director Josh Boone's X-MEN horror movie THE NEW MUTANTS was supposed to hit the big screen back on April 13, 2018 - which is the week after A QUIET PLACE hit for reference. Then the movie was delayed a whopping 10 months to February 22, 2019, and said to be undergoing extensive reshoots, partly to add another character into the mix. Fox then pushed THE NEW MUTANTS back another six months to August 2, 2019. And today we have word that the movie is being pushed back again... and possibly heading to an October premiere on Hulu.

The update comes to us from some guy named Scott Bechtel's Twitter account. I don't know who this guy is, but I was referred to the story by our buddies over at MovieWeb. They are a trusted source so let's just go ahead and split the difference and call this all rumor for the time being.

Specifically, this Bechtel fellow writes:

Just heard a whisper through the grapevine. #newmutants will be delayed again. Fox & Boone really struggling coming to terms on a comprehensible finished product. They're looking to release it in early November. But... Fox is still toying with a Hulu release in October for #newmutants. They're trying to decide which method would have a more returnable value for an otherwise dead on arrival film.

Again, I'm not sure how true any of this is, but that said, it makes sense. Especially considering Netflix has been known to snag unwanted movies and put them on their service (THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX) and maybe Hulu's trying to get in on the game as well. Whatever the reason Hulu may or may not pick up the movie, the reason for this new delay and whatnot seems to because getting the cast back for the extensive amount of reshoots was a major issue and the biggest hold back was from Anya Taylor-Joy. Her and her people were not fond of the time they would be putting in again.

If the movie ever gets released, THE NEW MUTANTS will introduce

a diverse cadre of teens learning to cope with their superpowers. These new mutants find themselves held in a secret facility against their will and must battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past.

THE NEW MUTANTS is directed by Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS) from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Knate Lee based on the comic series by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, and Lauren Shuler Donner produced the movie which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. As you can imagine no one on this planet Earth has any f*cking idea when THE NEW MUTANTS will be released. But, you know, we'll pass along word once we hear anything. As always. 

Source: MovieWebTwitter

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