Originally 2018 had three X-Men-related movies: scheduled: Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants. Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix are still slated for this year (with the former movie actually arriving a month earlier), but for The New Mutants, the wait will be much longer, as it was moved from this April to February 2019. However, as one of the movie's stars, Maisie Williams, sees it, the delay will likely end up making The New Mutants an even better movie since there will be more time to work out the kinks. Williams said:
Earlier in her interview with Collider, Maisie Williams noted that The New Mutants wrapped principal photography last September, so there was going to be a quick turnaround from cameras rolling to the effects being developed in post-production to the movie's theatrical release. Williams knows from her time on Game of Thrones how much work goes into making a visually-dazzling project look great, so in her opinion, The New Mutants will benefit from being delayed 10 months. Plus, it will allow her, and by extension her co-stars, to get to know the project even better once they've come back for reshoots. If Williams' predictions are correct, then moviegoers will surely agree with her by around this time next year.
Maisie Williams is playing Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, in The New Mutants, one of five teenaged mutants who have been trapped inside a secret facility. The main cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy's Illyana Rasputin, a.k.a. Magic; Charlie Heaton's Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball; Henry Zaga's Roberto da Costa, a.k.a. Sunspot; Blu Hunt's Danielle Moonstar, a.k.a. Mirage; and Alice Braga's Cecilia Reyes. As shown in the teaser trailer, there will he a heavy horror bent to The New Mutants, though after 20th Century Fox announced the delay, there were conflicting reports about whether the reshoots might increase or decrease the scarier elements of the movie.
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