Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to join the presses in the official Zoom press conference for Marvel and Fox’s The New Mutants. After multiple delays have put this movie’s release on hold for numerous reasons, the film is finally making its way to theaters worldwide starting this Friday, August 28.
The film was shot all the way back in 2017 with an initially planned release date of April 13, 2018 before numerous obstacles were thrown in its way. It started off trying its hardest to avoid conflicting with releases of other major blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, and it kept spiraling downward from there over the next two years. Even considering these troubles, the cast and crew of this movie still seemed more excited than ever to finally see their work on the big screen.
Director Josh Boone helped lead the way on this press conference, having been a fan of Marvel and The New Mutants long before he got the opportunity to make this movie with Fox Studios. He took an opportunity to reminisce on the experiences filming the movie in Boston, MA, remembering just how much fun he had with the cast and crew:
I mean we, I just remember everybody laughing a lot though the whole time we made this. These cats are all really funny, and like, gagging on each other. And once they really knew each other, they could poke each other in ways that were fun.
Director and Cast on The New Mutants’ Journey
One of the The New Mutant‘s biggest stars is Game of Thrones alum Maisie Willaims, who takes on the role of Rahne Sinclair. Along with discussing how her character evolves and adjusts to the other cast members, she opened up on the sense of uncertainty with the release of her newest project and the joy of having an audience that was so patient waiting to see it:
It’s so wonderful, I think. Like, you know, we had, there was a lot of uncertainty with this film and when it was going to get released. And, to know that there was an audience that was still willing to-to wait as long as it took, and-and even through this pandemic have been so supportive and, um, yeah, it’s just been really exciting. I can’t wait for people to finally see it.
Diving even more into appreciation for the fans was Alica Braga, who plays Dr. Reyes, in charge of the facility where all of the young mutants are being kept. She took the chance to look back on experiences with fans such as Brazil Comic-Con, where the cast was showered with love and excitement for their new film long before its arrival in theaters:
I think that was so sweet to hear. When Josh gave us that, those news, I think for me was, wow, it’s amazing that the fans are so loyal and so excited even with all the wait. I don’t know, for me it was a great, you know, thing right before we finally released to listen to. I don’t know about you guys, but that was something that really was beautiful.
Needless to say, its been a long time coming for the theatrical release for Fox’s final Marvel movie before the merger with Disney, and the cast and crew are as much on the edge of their seats waiting for the release as all of the fans across the world. The New Mutants press conference was all smiles, and fans should feel plenty encouraged by the confidence radiating from everybody involved in this project.
The New Mutants is set for release in select theaters this Friday, August 28. Are you going to be checking out the movie this weekend? Let us know what you thought in the comment section below or let’s talk in-depth on Twitter!