The language there, “supervised by,” seems a little odd and things only get weirder in the comments where a fan asked, “Will this be the og version of the movie you shot?” and Boone replied, “I wouldn’t be promoting it here if it wasn’t.”

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Many have taken Boone’s reply to confirm that the original, unaltered version of The New Mutants is what fans will see in theaters this year. io9 sent multiple requests to Boone’s listed representatives for clarification and did not get a response. Disney, which now owns Fox, would not offer any comment, and we reached out to Boone on his Instagram as well. We’ll update if we are able to.

Still, all things considered, an original, unaltered version does seem to be what Boone is suggesting. For all we know, if those reshoots never actually happened, he went off and started on The Stand as the whole Disney and Fox thing worked itself out, and this is just the completion of the movie he originally wanted to make. Or maybe those reshoots did happen and he’s just embracing what they came up with. We honestly don’t know how much of what was rumored was real and what was not. How much the film has changed or not. Nor do we know about the other rumors, such as that any and all reference to X-Men characters and events were taken out of the film, so as not to conflict with Marvel Studios’ plans. We don’t know but we hope it’s all worth the wait.


The New Mutants, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, will be out on April 3. For real this time.

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