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Josh Boone Says New Mutants ‘Can Only Go Up’ From Dark Phoenix

March 20, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Josh Boone isn’t too stressed about the latest New Mutants delay, as he noted “You can only go up after Dark Phoenix.” The New Mutants director spoke with Empire (per Digital Spy and said he wasn’t feeling any pressure to deliver after Dark Phoenix flopped big-time, both critically and commercially.

Boone pointed out that Dark Phoenix was “one of the worst-reviewed movies of last year” and said, “Look, you can only go up after Dark Phoenix. That’s not to say anything bad about the people involved, but it was what it was. Honestly, I feel less pressure now than I did ahead of [the first slated release date]. Because we’ve tested our movie so many times, and audiences have loved it.”

The New Mutants was set to release on April 3rd, the latest in a long line of release dates, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.