The New Mutants and Antlers removed from release schedule

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

More and more theatres around the world are closing down in the effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. So far China, Italy, India, Lebanon, Kuwait, Poland, Denmark, Norway, and Greece have closed their theatres, with ones in Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Kiev, and Budapest expected to close soon as well. With all this going on, it makes sense that distributors are choosing not to release their movies at this time. The James Bond movie NO TIME TO DIE was pushed from April to November, A QUIET PLACE PART II has been delayed and not given a new release date yet, the ninth FAST & FURIOUS film got pushed back nearly a year. 

And now Disney has announced that MULAN, THE NEW MUTANTS, and ANTLERS will not be making their March – April release dates. New dates have not been decided for them yet, but Disney says they're hoping to get them all out to re-opened theatres by the end of the year.

THE NEW MUTANTS truly seems to be cursed. Directed by Josh Boone, the Marvel Comics adaptation was made for 20th Century Fox in 2017 and was originally aiming for an April 13, 2018 release. Fox then delayed it because they wanted reshoots that never happened. After Disney purchased Fox, they scheduled THE NEW MUTANTS for an April 3rd release, the fourth date the film had been given over the years. It looked like it was finally going to make it out into the world. But then the Coronavirus showed up.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, the film follows 

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.

Directed by Scott Cooper, ANTLERS is an adaptation of the Nick Antosca short story The Quiet Boy. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, that film centers on 

a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, who become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

Russell, Plemons, and Thomas are joined in the cast by Graham Greene, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, and Rory Cochrane.

ANTLERS had been scheduled to reach theatres on April 17th.

Source: Deadline

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