A lot of Marvel fans were stunned when it seemed like Disney confirmed the X-Men spinoff movie The New Mutants would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This came as a huge surprise, as The New Mutants finished production before the Disney and Fox acquisition was finalised and was meant to be released before Marvel Studios took control of the X-Men franchise.
But apparently, that mention was simply a mistake, as Disney’s D23 newsletter has since removed all mention of The New Mutants and its connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a subsequent update.
In the first newsletter, Disney seemed to make it clear that The New Mutants was clearly an an MCU movie: “There’s a seriously electrifying new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it comes in the form of the latest from Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment.
It’s unclear if The New Mutants will actually be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, it seems unlikely because of the lack of reshoots that went into the final product.
Director Josh Boone made it clear that the version of the film that’s hitting theaters is the movie he always intended to create, despite the constant rumors of reshoots and re-writes that floated around since the film was delayed from its initial release date two years ago.
But it could be the kind of opportunity, if this film meets the Marvel Studios standards and producer Kevin Feige likes what he’s seeing, to create a surprising introduction to the mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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