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'New Mutants' Director Explains Why Reshoots Never Actually Happened

'New Mutants' Director Explains Why Reshoots Never Actually Happened

The upcoming X-Men horror film The New Mutants is finally hitting theaters in April after years of delays and now director Josh Boone is speaking out in response to rumors that they were filming reshoots during that time.

There were tons of articles over the years about how the movie was being reshot to change the tone and story, but Boone says no reshoots ever happened.

Why? After the Disney-Fox merger finally happened, the cast had aged too much and they no longer could play the roles.

“Everybody said we did reshoots! We’ve never done reshoots,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “And I’ll tell you this: if there hadn’t been a merger, I’m sure we would’ve done reshoots the same way every movie does pickups. We didn’t even do that because by the time the merger was done and everything was settled, everybody’s older.”

Josh says that 75% of the movie was completed in the post-production process when he stopped working on it, but once Disney asked him to continue, he went right back to work.

“We came back and finished it up. It took a couple months, and it was nice to be able to come back,” he said. “Knate [Lee], my co-writer, and I, we hadn’t seen it in a year. We did a bunch of things here and there that we hadn’t thought about or noticed a year before.”

The New Mutants hits theaters on April 3.

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Photos: 20th Century Studios
Posted to: Josh Boone, Movies, New Mutants

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