For those curious, yes, “The New Mutants” is reportedly still on track to debut in theatres in late August – despite Disney making some major release date changes.
In conjunction with the Comic-Con@Home panel, director Josh Boone has blessed fans with the opening scene from the X-Men spinoff film. 2 brand new posters were also unveiled.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, many were anticipating “The New Mutants” to receive a digital release instead. Thankfully, the filmmaker and the cast members – Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga – confirmed that it proceeded as planned. We’ll take it with a grain of salt for now.
During the opening scene, Dani Moonstar’s voiceover can be heard about the legend of two bears. She is suddenly awaken by her dad as they are forced to flee their home. Shortly after her father leaves to seek help, we see his cold, lifeless body being tossed to the ground. When Dani wakes up again, the young mutant is chained to a bed in a mental institution.
Feel free to also check out the full Comic-Con panel from “The New Mutants”.