Things We Saw Today: New Mutants Is Still Happening & It’s Going to Be a “Full-Fledged Horror” Movie
New Mutants was set to premiere this week. Then it was pushed back to February of 2019. Then August of 2019. We’ve been wondering if we were ever actually going to get to see this movie. Now it’s been revealed that the extensive reshoots are for the purpose of making the movie “full-fledged horror.”
Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton, who plays Cannonball in the film, says, “Without saying too much — I really don’t want to give away too much what it’s about, it’s very under wraps — but it is, in terms of anything we’ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. It’s scarier than anything we’ve seen in that genre.”
The movie’s trailer, which was released in October, definitely had a thriller/horror feel to it, so it’s interesting that they’re diving deeper into that. In theory, Horror X-Kids is a cool premise, one that might be niche enough to alleviate some of the superhero fatigue some fans are feeling. But multi-year reshoots aren’t exactly encouraging. I’m torn, and also bummed that we have to wait nearly a year and a half (for now!) to see what this will be. What do you all think of these developments? (via CBR)
- Warner Bros. has reportedly cut their final ties with the (allegedly many times over) abusive Brett Ratner. If the absolutely abysmal Rampage is RatPac’s final movie, that’s the legacy Ratner deserves. (via /Film)
- Did you know there’s a queer version of Google Maps? “Queering the Map” is an atlas of LGBTQIA moments in people’s lives and it’s absolutely beautiful. (via Broadly)
- Anna Biller, the writer and director of the fabulous The Love Witch, wrote a Twitter thread illustrating all the blatantly gendered ways in which people misunderstand and mischaracterize her work. Click through for the whole thread.
Since so many people are still so confused about my work, I’ll just say this: being a woman is not a cliché. We struggle daily with being treated as different and less. We would like respect, but we also have desires and are flawed and perverse like everyone. Thank you.
— Anna Biller (@missannabiller) April 13, 2018
- I suppose there is still one thing to love about the new Roseanne. That old theme song. Even better: Amber Ruffin “singing” that theme song. (via YouTube)
What did you all see out there on this Friday the 13th?
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