The New Mutants will have a panel at Comic-Con @ Home, the virtual event taking place in lieu of San Diego Comic-Con as the pop culture gathering was cancelled this year. While Marvel Studios will be sitting out the event which will invite millions from around the world, Disney is still bringing a Marvel movie to the schedule. The long delayed The New Mutants, the final X-Men movie from the Fox era of the franchise, is bringing its cast and directors together for a virtual panel on July 23. This is the first day of Comic-Con @ Home and is instantly one of the most anticipated panels of the long weekend.
The video above is a teaser for the panel, which is assembling stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga with director Josh Boone. The panel is set to take place on July 23, 2020, moderated by Ira Madison III.
Over the course of the past couple of years, The New Mutants has had several different release dates. The first teaser trailer debuted more than three years ago. The film was initially slated for April 2018 before Fox pushed it to February of the following year. Then it was August of 2019. When Disney purchased Fox, it eventually moved The New Mutants to its seemingly permanent release date on April 3rd of this year. The coronavirus pandemic changed that, forcing New Mutants to move once again. Currently, the film is set to hit theaters on August 28.
The New Mutants is the last of the X-Men movies produced by Fox to be released, following 2019's lackluster Dark Phoenix and leading to what many suspect will be a complete reboot as mutant characters are integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney's purchase of Fox means that the X-Men characters are now legally able to be used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there's a good chance that those characters will be recast upon entering the franchise.
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