Josh Boone’s New Mutants is going through something of an overhaul, adding a brand-new character as it goes through some reshoots.
As with their new brand of darker X-Men films, New Mutants promises to redefine the superhero genre, drawing on strong horror threads. Centring around a young team of mutants as they come to terms with their new-found powers, the film will be a loose adaptation of Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Claremont’s ‘Demon Bear Saga’ from the ‘80s.
The current roster of mutants already includes the likes of Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, and Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane. However, it seems that the film’s reshoots are bringing another into the care of Dr. Cecilia Reyes, as The Hollywood Reporter has claimed:
“The horror-themed New Mutants will undergo a round of additional photography this summer that will insert a new character into the thriller that is dated for Feb. 22, 2019.”
Adding another main character at this stage seems very strange, as so far the film’s marketing campaign has focused on each individual mutant.
No news as to who this new blood could be, but hopefully we’ll find out before New Mutants is released on February 22nd, 2019.