Last fall's premiere of a trailer for The New Mutants seemed like it was official confirmation that the project would be in theaters in the near future, only for the film to be delayed by ten months from April of this year to February of next year, only to be pushed back to even further to August 2, 2019. Recent reports suggest that the film has been ambitious from the get-go, with reports surfacing that the original concept was to include
The Tracking Board reports that Warlock was featured in
New Mutants was designed to offer audiences an all-new approach to Marvel characters, acting as more of a horror film within the world of mutants as opposed to a massive, action-packed blockbuster. This meant that Warlock had to be cut out early to keep the film within its minimalist restrictions.
Warlock wasn't the only character teased in versions of the film, with some early incarnations of the movie featuring explorations of the Essex Corporation that
Last winter, New Mutants director Josh Boone teased that we could expect to see Warlock in a sequel, with the film slated to be merely the first chapter in a trilogy.
“We brought it to Fox as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by [Bill] Sienkiewicz, and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the ’80s,” Boone shared at
Fans will be waiting for quite some time to see Warlock's big screen debut, with the possible purchase of Fox by Disney potentially complicating matters when it comes to what film in which he may appear.
The New Mutants hits theaters on August 2, 2019.0comments
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[H/T Tracking Board]