The New Mutants screenwriter Knate Lee recently spoke to Empire Magazine about the long-delayed superhero film and had something surprising to say about the many delays. All of the drama surrounding the film’s many setbacks isn’t a bad thing according to Lee, as he feels it actually helped the film, rather than hinder it.
“In a weird way, I think the delay’s been good for us,” he stated. “Last year, I saw the most epic, grand-scale superhero movie ever [Avengers: Endgame]. You can’t go bigger than that. So, it feels like the perfect time for a superhero movie that’s more intimate and claustrophobic. And we still have so many ‘firsts’: we’re the first Marvel horror, we’re the first to feature a gay relationship. Even though we’re late… we still beat everybody.”
Lee’s comments were made before the global health crisis which has delayed the film once again, forcing Disney to pull it from its April 3rd release. At this point, it’s unclear when we can expect to see it.
The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and features a cast includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage and Alice Braga (Queen of the South) as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.