If you’ve been looking for somewhere to stream The New Mutants for free, you now have an option. The horror-tinged X-Men movie starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and more releases on HBO Max this Saturday, April 10.
The New Mutants had quite a long timeline to being released, as the HBO Max drop falls nearly three full years after the film’s initially announced release date of April 13, 2018. The film did finally hit theaters — where they weren’t closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — in August of 2020, and as of this weekend, finally has its streaming home on HBO Max.
So, if you weren’t able to see The New Mutants in theaters or haven’t caught it since, here’s how to watch on HBO Max.
When does The New Mutants premiere on HBO Max? Saturday, April 10.
How to watch The New Mutants on HBO Max
You’ll need to subscribe to HBO Max, though the film will be available at no extra cost to subscribers. Visit HBOMax.com to sign up for $14.99/month. If you already had HBO before HBO Max launched, it’s possible you already have access. Visit HBO Max’s website for full details.
Which devices can I watch HBO Max on?
Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PS4, PS5, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, XBox One or XBox XS, as well as iPads, iPhones and Androids.
“The New Mutants” began production in 2017 with an expected release date of April 13, 2018, but clearly that didn’t happen. Well, the film was shot in 2017, but the film experienced its first of many delays in early 2018.
Initially, the film was delayed to Feb. 22, 2019 with planned reshoots. “The New Mutants” was then pushed to Aug. 2019 to avoid schedule conflicts with another 20th Century Fox “X-Men” movie, “Dark Phoenix.”
At the time, the reshoots still hadn’t happened and were reportedly too expensive to make. With Disney’s acquisition of Fox and the reshoots never really occurring, the film’s fate seemed uncertain. Then, it was announced that “The New Mutants” would be released on April 3, 2020, two years after the film’s original release date and was to be the final Fox “X-Men” movie before the mutant race is officially rebooted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit and the world went into the lockdown. The film was delayed again before finally hitting theaters on Aug. 28, 2020, becoming one of the few films to be released in theaters since the pandemic started. Hence, the film only made nearly $46 million globally (at the time of publication), according to Box Office Mojo.
Now “X-Men” fans can finally enjoy the film from the comfort of their own homes and small screens. “The New Mutants” hit digital and blu-ray in 4K ultra HD on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Fans can watch by renting for $5.99 or buy for $19.99 on AppleTV, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Vudu, FandangoNOW and more.