The long road to the Marvel New Mutants film actually reaching audiences has been filled with delays, studio buyouts and more rumors than you can imagine. Among one of the biggest rumors is that nearly the entire film had to be done over in re-shoots. As we move closer to the film’s new release on April 3, 2020, we are learning that those reshoots were not actually anything more than fan speculation and crap stirring.
The film’s director, Josh Boone, sat down with EW to talk about the upcoming Marvel Horror film, and specifically to talk about all the rumors that surrounded it.
On the subject of the reshoots:
“Everybody said we did reshoots! We’ve never done reshoots. And I’ll tell you this: if there hadn’t been a merger, I’m sure we would’ve done reshoots the same way every movie does pickups. We didn’t even do that because by the time the merger was done and everything was settled, everybody’s older.”
It turns out that the film was left unfinished for nearly a year during the Disney/FOX merger. Things were left so far up in the air that Boone actually left to go work on a different project.
“In the editing, we were probably 75 percent done,” Boone explains. “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.”