The New Mutants may have failed to deliver at the box office, but it’s now available for everyone to watch from the comfort of home. The Marvel Comics adaptation has now arrived on digital platforms. And, for those who prefer physical media, it is also available on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD.
Directed by Josh Boone, the X-Men spin-off had been in the works for years at Fox. However, creative differences ultimately resulted in the film being shelved. Once the Disney/Fox merger was finalized, Disney allowed Boone to finish what he started. The end result was not received well by critics. It was also released in theaters at a very uncertain time back in August. As a result, it only earned $45 million worldwide.
But now, with the movie available outside of theaters, it may well get its day in court. Either way, it’s significant as it marks the end of the Fox era of the X-Men. While Dark Phoenix was the final proper X-Men movie, this did technically exist in the same universe. Marvel Studios and Disney will now focus on rebooting the mutants within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The New Mutants Special Features:
- Origins & Influences – Legendary comics artist Bill Sienkiewicz and the filmmakers explore the origins and influences behind “The New Mutants.”
- Meet the New Mutants – Cast members share their experiences while filming and reveal how they bonded as a family, much like the characters in the film.
- Deleted Scenes
- Roberto Suns & Dani Climbs
- “She’s a Demon”
- “Everybody’s Type” & Chores
- Dani’s Nightmare – Alt
- “I Need to Cool Off”
- “We’re on Lockdown”
- Take out the Source
Here is the synopsis for The New Mutants.
“In this terrifying, action-filled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are forced to undergo treatment at a secret institution — allegedly to cure them of the dangers of their powers. But it’s soon clear that their containment is part of a much bigger battle between the forces of good and evil!”
Those who wish to rent the movie can do so for $5.99 through most digital retailers. A digital purchase runs $19.99. Physical copies vary by retailer but, generally, the Blu-ray combo pack is going for around $24.99. Best Buy also has a steelbook available for $34.99. It is not clear at this time when it will be available on a major streaming service.