Where The Heck Are The New Mutants?
And Will They End Up Scaring The Pants Off Disney+ Viewers?
“There are some we’ve decided to put on Disney+. We already announced one, Artemis Fowl, that would have been released in theaters. Others we’ve simply delayed. In some cases we’ve moved things onto Disney+ faster than we would have,” Iger told Barrons, referring to Frozen 2 and Onward, among others.
He continued, “In terms of movies going ahead after Artemis, there may be a few more that we end up putting directly onto Disney+, but for the most part a lot of the big tentpole Disney films, we’ll simply wait for slots. In some cases we’ve announced new ones already, but later on in the calendar.”
Of course, Josh is hinting toward The New Mutants, and also to contractual notes that have TNM in the possession of HBO; he added, “Please someone, anyone, release The New Mutants.”
A (Scary) Look At The New Mutants
Okay, let’s look at the trailers for The New Mutants:
I mean, not for nothing — and contractual stuff aside — the above is not exactly Disney+ fare (even with a PG-13) rating.
However, the studio (and Disney) seem to have faith in the movie.
It was supposed to come out on April 3. And the cast is an amazing mix of up-and-coming (Anya Taylor-Joy) and proven (Maisie Williams) stars.
And, darn it, it looks so cool. Especially after you watch the below:
To paraphrase Mr. Kurp: Release the dang thing.