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Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019

Disney removes all X-Men ties to ‘New Mutants’, MCU will NOT to ‘Singerverse’, Fox films

Disney and Marvel have made a dramatic move to salvage The New Mutants, a long delayed and beleaguered Fox film in the X-Men franchise: cut any and all ties to the Fox films and X-Men films.

“The story is set within a secret facility that experiments on mutants,” FandomWire reveals, “and the main character (Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar) doesn’t know she is a mutant or the meaning of the word (mutant). Moonstar is brought to the facility after an attack by Demon Bear.”

Most fan theories predicted ties to the other X-Men films to come in the form of references to the Essex Corporation, as seen in X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool 2. Other theories include Mister Sinister teases, at least an after credit scene with possibly Jon Hamm cast as the famous villain.

Disney was reportedly “unimpressed” with the original cut of The New Mutants, but recent test screenings of the film have been a bit more positive. This new cut of the film is said to be more in line with Josh Boone’s original “horror-esque” vision for the film.

According to Omega Underground’s Thomas Polito, Simon Kinberg was not happy with what Boone had delivered.

The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass, Split, Atlantis) as Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Dani Moonstar and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why, Under the Dome) as Sunspot.

Disney and Fox ended up releasing X-Men: Dark Phoenix this past May, which was met with negative reviews as the film lost the studio upwards of $100-200 million.

As a result, there were rumors of New Mutants going to Hulu, more on that HERE.

A source close to FandomWire has stated that Disney and Marvel Studios have intentionally cut any ties to Fox’s “Singerverse” (i.e. Fox’s Marvel franchise) in The New Mutants. Additionally, the idea of “being a mutant” won’t be exactly mainstream.

These changes were made in case Kevin Feige decides later he wants to bring The New Mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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