Disney is reportedly unhappy with Fox’s ‘New Mutants,’ and it’s a sign the troubled ‘X-Men’ spin-off could hit Hulu instead of theaters
Disney is reportedly unimpressed with Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off movie, “New Mutants,” and doesn’t think it can succeed at the box office, according to Variety.
The troubled movie has been delayed three times and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in April.
But evidence is mounting that the movie might never hit theaters, and could head straight to streaming.
“The ability to move the chess pieces of content between the big screen and your very own small screen platform offers a level of flexibility that may become a major part of release strategies in the years to come,” Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, told Business Insider.
Disney doesn’t want another “X-Men” disaster after “Dark Phoenix” bombed at the box office.
Disney’s Fox acquisition has gotten off to a rocky start.
After the box-office failure of “Dark Phoenix,” the company is now unimpressed with Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off movie, “New Mutants,” and doesn’t think it has major box-office potential, according to a Variety report on Tuesday.
Disney did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
The evidence is mounting that “New Mutants” might never make it to theaters, which means it could head straight to streaming. In Disney’s case, it has two options: Hulu and Disney Plus, which launches in November.
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“A global theatrical release requires a monumental commitment of resources — time, energy, money — that in the case of any potential hit movie is worth the investment to get a film the exposure, prestige, and event status that the multiplex provides,” Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, told Business Insider. “However, certain films may be candidates for a transfer to the unlimited bandwidth world of streaming which will still afford …read more
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