Director Josh Boone Believes The New Mutants Delay Is A Good Thing

Josh Boone, director of The New Mutants, explains that he thinks the delays on his X-Men film have actually been a good thing for the final product.
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The New Mutants movie has been in constant stop and go with being released, but director Josh Boone isn’t too worried about it.

The purchase of Fox from Disney has created quite the ripple effect on movies to be released, and the outbreak of COVID-19 has only made things more hectic. The movie has been halted twice in the past to avoid being released at the same time as Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix, and now it’s been delayed indefinitely once more. 

But the director of The New Mutants, Josh Boone, says that the delays can help the movie.


Josh Boone On The Journey To New Mutants

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Boone spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the delays and the timing and replied:

“In the editing, we were probably 75 percent done. We came back and finished it up. It took a couple months, and it was nice to be able to come back. Knate [Lee], my co-writer, and I, we hadn’t seen it in a year. We did a bunch of things here and there that we hadn’t thought about or noticed a year before.”

It seems that this may be a silver lining for the movie, given all the years since the original editing. The elapsed time has allowed Boone and Lee the opportunity to come up with a nice fresh point of view, which would give the movie a leg up in quality.

The New Mutants movie was held by the scheduling of Fox before, and when the merger happened it made things worse rather than better. But at least the director is able to complete his vision of the movie before it hits the theaters.

The movie didn’t have any reshoots and director Josh Boone was able to finish the post-production process, and now The New Mutants is set to have a PG-13 rating. Despite the horror elements in the movie, it hasn’t been changed to a R-rating.

With the Coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, the movie will no longer be seen in theaters on April 3, but it is unsure if it will go to digital or eventually see a theatrical release. Which do you think is best, and do you agree with Josh Boone? Let us know in the comments below.



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Jon Gatewood

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