NEW MUTANTS has been pushed back from it’s Spring 2018 release to Winter 2019 because of Deadpool. Yep.
Recent news is out that director Josh Boone has confirmed the rating for his upcoming film, New Mutants, is going to be PG-13, or in his terms, “the hardest PG-13 film ever made.”
“This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made. I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal.”
From the first trailer, it certainly looked dark, but it makes sense to still have this under a PG-13 rating. After all, some horror movies don’t need to be rated R to be scary (2002’s The Ring immediately comes to mind for me, as well as 2001’s The Others.) And since Josh Boone made us ugly cry in his directorial debut film The Fault in Our Stars, he is definitely familiar with how to bring out the emotion in a film, which can still be a challenge for a horror film.
As for costumes, for these characters, considering where they are and what state of mind they’re probably in, it wouldn’t really make sense for them to suddenly create or be given costumes to hide under. From what we’ve read in the synopsis, they are already being hidden from the public eye.
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.
Boone understands this much about the young cast of characters he has, and that makes us relieved.
“There are no costumes. That alone makes it different. They can’t be with the other kids at the X-Mansion. They’re too f***ed up. They’ve all killed people, whether intentionally or unintentionally.”
Yeah, it sucks we have to wait more than a year for the movie to come out, despite it being ready for a release this year. You can try to blame Deadpool for this, or the X-Men themselves, for being released in the same year, but really, we know who to blame for this – **cough** Fox Studios **cough**.
New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga and will land in theaters February 22, 2019.