Fox Studios’ X-Men spinoff film, New Mutants, is undergoing some massive reshoots right now. According to X-Men series producer and Dark Phoenix director-writer Simon Kinberg, the reshoots will definitely pay off as it will make the film scarier.
During a recent interview with IGN, Kinberg said that audiences’ positive responses to New Mutants‘ horror-flavored teaser trailer suggest that they liked the film’s idea of a genuine horror film set in a comic-book universe.
“Audiences really embraced the notion of a superhero movie or a comic book movie that was, in its core, a horror film,” Kinberg said.
An earlier rumor did state that the reason behind the reshoots was because the executives at Fox weren’t convinced that the film was scary enough. It seems like the words of Kinberg confirms that the studio wants it to feel like a horror movie.
The Dark Phoenix director also confirmed the Channing Tatum Gambit standalone movie will adopt a romantic comedy tone due to the nature of Gambit, himself.
“When you look at Gambit,” Kinberg said, “he’s a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him that lent itself to romantic comedy.”
Talking more about New Mutants, the film was originally slated to come out earlier this year. But, the filmmakers decided to delay the film’s release to August 2019 in order to make way for reshoots.
Actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who will play the role of Illyana Rasputin/Magik, recently opened up about the New Mutants reshoots and delays during an interview with Collider.
“I don’t find [the delay] frustrating because when the film comes out, we want it to be something that will make the fans truly happy,” Anya said.
She said that while it might be frustrating for fans to wait for the film’s release for so long, the final film will definitely be worth the wait.
“Taking the time to do it, whilst people might find it a little bit frustrating to wait for it, when we deliver it, it’s going to be fantastic,” the actress added. “That’s the most important thing.”
Directed by Josh Boone, New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Antonio Banderas.
The film will open in theatres on August 2, 2019.
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