‘The New Mutants’ finally gets a new 2020 theatrical release date

  • Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy in "The New Mutants." (Twentieth Century Fox)

“The New Mutants” finally has a new release date. Again.

On Wednesday, Disney announced that “The New Mutants,” director Josh Boone’s horror installment within Fox’s “X-Men” franchise, will be hitting theaters Aug. 28.

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The film was previously slated to open in April, but was postponed along with a number of other upcoming Disney titles because of the coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered theaters and ground Hollywood productions to a halt.

This was just the latest bump in “The New Mutants’” road to the box office. The film, which stars “Game of Thrones” alum Maisie Williams along with Anya Taylor Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt as a group of young mutants held in a secret facility, had originally been intended to be released in 2018.

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“The New Mutants” had since been rescheduled to various 2019 and 2020 release dates. A number of factors, including Disney’s acquisition of Fox, have contributed to its delay.

Among Disney’s other films whose releases were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are “Artemis Fowl,” “Black Widow” and “Mulan.” “Black Widow” and “Mulan” are expected to hit theaters on July 24 and Nov. 6, respectively. “Artemis Fowl,” now set as a Disney+ exclusive, will hit the streamer on June 12.

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