The New Mutants panel during Comic-Con At Home last night was a particular highlight of the event that I've been looking forward to since it was announced.
While it was fantastic to see the continued enthusiasm of the cast, as well as an incredible new trailer (and the movie's opening scene), it beggars belief that at the height of the pandemic 20th Century Fox/Disney/Marvel is still pushing for a cinema release at the end of next month.
After so many delays, which the panel (above) took on board and owned, this just seems the worse time to "force" fans into an unhealthy environment to be able to see New Mutants.
Given that, during the half-hour panel, writer/director Josh Boone frequently mentioned scenes and moments that would be appearing as extras on the upcoming home video release of the film, why not simply cut to the chase and let us see New Mutants at home?
Let's be honest, the film looks amazing from all the footage we've seen and we've waited this long, so what's a few more months. I'm guessing if it hits (empty) cinemas in late August, the home video or streaming release will come by Christmas, right?
Check out the opening scene of New Mutants (below), which segues into a spectacular new trailer:
|New poster by legendary New Mutants' comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz|
Now we have a couple of videos from entertainment reporter Grace Randolph; first her reaction to the trailer and then a breakdown of the trailer and opening scene: