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New Mutants runtime reportedly revealed – could be the shortest X-Men movie

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The New Mutants runtime has reportedly been revealed – and the long-gestating X-Men spin-off could be the series' shortest movie to date.

ComicBook.com (opens in new tab) points out that Consumer Protection BC (opens in new tab), a regulating body in the United States, has given The New Mutants a rating and revealed the upcoming movie's runtime. According to the website, The New Mutants has been rated 14A – which means that viewers under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult in cinemas – and will run for 94 minutes. 

That makes it the shortest of Fox's X-Men movies, beating joint runners up X-Men (2000) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) both standing at 104 minutes. The longest, meanwhile, remains X-Men: Apocalypse (opens in new tab) (2016) at 144 mins.

The body also gives multiple reasons for the 14A rating, saying there are "several scenes of violence depicting injury, physical assault and/or weapons," "several frightening scenes depicting supernatural beings," and "10 instances of coarse and/or sexual language." Sounds like the horror spin on the series director Josh Boone has been promising all this time.

Whether the runtime will remain 94 minutes remains to be seen: the movie, though due for release in April, has been indefinitely pushed back by Disney (opens in new tab). For more superhero content, check out our pieces on:

Jack Shepherd
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