To say that The New Mutants has had a rough to the big screen would be an understatement. It was part of the 2018 crop of 3 X-Men films that all looked so incredibly different. This was actually seen as a positive at one point to show the variety of tone within the X-Men movies but then the Disney buyout happened and it all went to hell. There were extensive rumors about how The New Mutants was going to have a lot of reshoots as the movie was delayed again and again. However, those reshoots never came to be and people were beginning to wonder if the movie was ever going to see the light of day. Now Disney appears to be throwing their hands in the air and realizing the movie isn't making them anything sitting on a shelf. So it's getting a release this year without any of those rumors reshoots. We got a rating according to Exhibitor Relations and while some people were probably hoping for an R-rating a PG-13 makes sense.
It's coming. For reals this time.
Fox's THE NEW MUTANTS has been rated PG-13: violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material…all involving people that were teens when this was filmed, but are now adults.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. 2: Box Office Boogaloo (@ERCboxoffice) March 4, 2020
The New Mutants also released a new TV spot with some new footage as well.
Is this movie going to be good? At this point who even knows but it's going to be interesting to see the version we're getting on the big screen. There is promise here and the trailers look pretty cool. And if this is a hit then it'll just be more proof that Fox got lucky with the good X-Men films since this is one that they wanted to change.
Summary: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
The New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone, stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. It will be released on April 3, 2020.