The New Mutants is an upcoming 2020 American superhero horror film. It is based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It is set to be released on April 3, 2020, and is scheduled to be produced by 20th Century Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It's the next installment in the X-Men Cinematic Universe, after Dark Phoenix, although it takes place after the events of Deadpool 2.


Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.


  • Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik
  • Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball
  • Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes
  • Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage
  • Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot
  • Antonio Banderas as TBA


In May 2015, 20th Century Fox announced Josh Boone would direct a film adaptation of the New Mutants. Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg would be producing the film, while Boone and Knate Lee were set to write the script.[1] In August 2015, Boone shared an image of the script which he was writing along with Gwaltney and was "not done yet."[2] In October 2015, Boone had finished the first draft of the script for the film with Knate Gwaltney.[3] In August 2016, it was reported that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber would write the script with the films line up to include Mirage, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball and Magik.[4] In November 2016, Coming reports that Demon Bear would be an antagonist in the film, the site also revealed that 20th Century Fox is currently targeting a Spring 2018 release date, the film's tone is describing as a "Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie".[5]

Principal photography began on July 10, 2017, in Boston, under the working title Growing Pains. Peter Deming served as cinematographer for the film. Filming ended on September 16, 2017.


The New Mutants is set to be released in the United States on April 3, 2020. It was originally going to be released on April 13, 2018. However, the film was delayed to February 22, 2019, before being postponed again to August 2, 2019, to accommodate for extensive reshoots to make the film more frightening.

In March 2019, The Hollywood Reporter indicated that the film may not be released per its previous schedule, and could instead be released on Disney+ following the acquisition of Fox by Disney. At CinemaCon 2019, Walt Disney Studios confirmed that the film will keep its theatrical release.[6] However, on May 7, 2019, Disney pushed the film back to April 2020, as part of a change to their release schedule.[7]




  • This is the last movie that Stan Lee produced before his death.
  • This is the first appearance of Sunspot in the New Timeline, after being introduced in the Old Timeline in X-Men: Days of Future Past.


  1. Fox Mints 'The New Mutants' X-Men Spinoff; 'The Fault In Our Stars' Helmer Josh Boone To Direct
  2. New Mutants' Director Shares Screenplay Progress of 'X-Men' Spinoff
  3. The first draft of New Mutants is COMPLETE @Kinberg @KnateLee
  4. Fault in Our Stars' Writers Tackling 'X-Men' Spinoff 'New Mutants' (Exclusive)
  5. EXCLUSIVE: An Animatic from the New Mutants Movie Lands Online!
  6. Freeman, Molly (April 3, 2019). "Disney Confirms Entire 2019 Slate - Including New Mutants Movie". Retrieved on April 3, 2019.
  7. "Disney announces dates for new Star Wars movies, MCU Phase 4, and more". (May 7, 2019)

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