It’s taken two years for the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants to make it to theaters, and the movie has now been pulled from its most recent release date of April 3 due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19.
The announcement comes on the heels of an extensive list of other film delays. A Quiet Place 2, F9, and No Time to Die have all had their release dates pushed, and Disney has also pulled the release of Mulan and the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie Antlers, in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring coronavirus to be a pandemic. The NBA also announced that it was suspending its regular season indefinitely, and South by Southwest, Coachella, and Electronic Entertainment Expo have been cancelled or postponed.
The New Mutants, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Charlie Heaton as comics characters Magik, Wolfsbane, and Cannonball, respectively, focuses on a group of young mutants who are trapped in a secret facility and must fight their way out.
The movie has been delayed indefinitely, and there is no official statement from 20th Century Studios yet.