It has been a difficult time for the fans that have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of The New Mutants, what was once Fox’s attempt to bring horror into the X-Men fold. While those plans have become incredibly scattered after Disney acquired Fox, and further scattered after the Coronavirus pandemic started to spread, things are finally starting to settle. The New Mutants will be hitting theaters in August, and while the film will give fans one last taste of Fox’s X-Men universe – it also acts as something of a conclusion to said franchise. At one point, however, that wasn’t the case. The film would’ve continued expanding the film franchise and it seems that in an early draft, The New Mutants actually had a few cameos from other beloved X-Men characters.
It appears that the film’s director, Josh Boone, did in fact reveal that the film was indeed once going to be even further connected to the greater X-Men universe. This would have happened with several planned cameos from certain X-Men characters that unfortunately just didn’t happen. As revealed in the following tweet:
“Josh Boone has confirmed that #NewMutants early draft would have featured the mutants in X-Mansion with Xavier (McAvoy) and Storm (Shipp) reprising their roles. The movie was also supposed to be in X-Men: Apocalypse timeline but that was later dropped to make it an standalone.”
Josh Boone has confirmed that #NewMutants early draft would have featured the mutants in X-Mansion with Xavier (McAvoy) and Storm (Shipp) reprising their roles. The movie was also supposed to be in X-Men: Apocalypse timeline but that was later dropped to make it an standalone. pic.twitter.com/SZ39G32OJ7
— New Mutants Updates (@NewMutantsUp) May 27, 2020
These details were revealed by Boone in what was apparently taken from an interview with SFX Magazine. It just goes to show how much this poor little movie has gone through, but hopefully it’ll all be worth it once it finally hits theaters.
Josh Boone directed The New Mutants. He wrote the script alongside Knate Lee. The film stars Maisie Williams, Blu Hunt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga and Henry Zaga.
If all goes as planned, The New Mutants will finally be hitting theaters on August 28, 2020.