'The New Mutants': Fans want a premium VoD release, joke film would 'qualify for AARP' if delayed any further
On a poll that gave fans a choice to pick three films to watch when theatres reopened, 'The New Mutants' was part of the list. And there was enough trolling about the delayed release
'The New Mutants' is one of those films that fans have termed "eternally cursed" as the release date was scheduled multiple times. It was supposed to be showcasing a new breed of superheroes with an element of horror, but the world has been kept waiting. Initially slated for an April release, the film is now moved to August 28 which still might not be the final date considering the way things are panning out across the globe with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
That said, the film caused quite a stir on Twitter with fans just wanting the film to release and they had no qualms even if it would be a Disney+ release. "At this point, you gotta release New Mutants... for the love of God, someone please release New Mutants!" wrote one of the fans. On a poll that gave fans a choice to pick three films to watch when theatres reopened, 'The New Mutants' was part of the list. And there was enough trolling about the delayed release.
"Just look at it this way if new mutants keep getting delayed beyond 2022 it could go to Disney+ or Hulu since the 20th-century first-run deal would expire lol," a fan remarked. "By the time this movie comes out, the New Mutants will qualify for AARP," said another. "Wonder Woman, Black Widow and New Mutants should be released premVOD now. There isn’t going to be parity of what’s open when across countries let alone continents. Actual release schedules, when they happen (months after what’s planned now) are going to be a patchy mess," a fan wrote.
"Can we just see New mutants honestly? I feel like that should’ve gone straight to VOD to be real with u," a fan exclaimed. "The deal Disney signed legally requires New Mutants to have a theater release which is just amazing," a fan tweeted. "Just release New Mutants already since it has to release theatrically according to the contract, and f**k it if anybody shows up or not; the longer this white-washing shit movie keeps being pushed back the longer I and/or we might have to wait to see some x-men/mutants in the MCU," a tweet read.
'The New Mutants' starts with the classic 'X-Men' premise: Five promising young mutants are brought to a secret facility where they are promised help in controlling their latent powers. But from that seemingly hopeful beginning, the story goes in a dark, twisted and suspenseful direction that has been sorely missing not just from 'X-Men' movies but comic book adaptations in general.
'The New Mutants' is slated for an August 28 release.