Maisie Williams Talks “New Mutants” Delay

Originally slated to be the first of the three “X-Men” related movies to hit this year, word came not long ago that the teen-centric and horror-toned spin-off “The New Mutants” was to be pushed back nearly a year – from this April to February 2019.

Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the film, says the delay is a good thing as it will likely make it an even better film as there will be more time to get it into shape. She tells Collider:

“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 give us time – it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized.

Films take a real different shape after you finish shooting, and after they have edited. Sometimes you watch a movie and with the score, etc, it’s a completely different film than the one you had in mind. I guess you only know that when you have just done the premiere or whatever.

Your spending your whole life working on this film that actually you don’t know much about at all. It’s quite nice that there is the time, to you know, make it the best that one can and familiarize ourselves with it and when it comes to releasing, really push it hard.”

“New Mutants” wrapped principal photography last September, so April was always going to be tight turnaround time. Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga co-star in the Josh Boone-directed film.