Maisie Williams Says The New Mutants Ten Month Delay Is A Good Thing

Recently we learned that Fox has pushed back the April 2018 release of their X-Men horror movie The New Mutants by a whopping 10 months.

The film from director Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars) will now be released in February of 2019 and while that may give some people cause for alarm, star Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) feels that the delayed release is a good thing.

“Well, it was always a really quick turn around,” Williams told Collider in a recent interview. “And there was always battles of how they were going to manage it. We finished in September and they were going to release in April and there’s- it’s a mutant film, there’s a lot of effects.”

“There’s a lot of work that goes into the movie,” she continues. “They really make the movie after we finish shooting, so there was always kind of a bit nervous, really. I know how long this sort of thing takes on Game of Thrones and I know the work that they want to put in is- it’s a huge job. Actually, I think it’s for the better. I think it’s good that we’ve got more time. We’re not so strapped and up against it. It gives us time- it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized.”

Fair enough, I say. These movies no matter how contained they try to be will always feature a great number of SFX and so, yes, it makes sense that taking more time on said FX and getting them right will only stand to benefit the final film.

Do you agree with Williams in that pushing the film back (almost) a full year is a good thing? Let us know below.

The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone and stars Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH), Maisie Williams (GAME OF THRONES), Charlie Heaton (STRANGER THINGS), and Alice Braga (CITY OF GOD).

The film is set to hit February 22, 2019.


A diverse cadre of teens are learning to cope with their superpowers. These new mutants find themselves held in a secret facility against their will and must battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past.



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