Manners. Maketh. Delay. The King’s Man will now release in February
With the release of ‘Tenet‘ and ‘The New Mutants‘ at cinemas around the world including the USA, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the delaying of films that are due to open this year was finally over. Think again. News has reached us that the prequel to the ‘Kingsman‘ franchise, entitled simply ‘The King’s Man‘ that was due for release on September 18th has now been pushed back until February 26th, 2021 instead. While most films have now decided to stick with the release slots they occupy for the rest of the year, Disney has decided to shift the film back to a more safe slot early next year instead. While the news is disappointing, it does show that Disney believes in the film and would rather wait until things appear to be a bit safer to release the film to the masses which makes sense considering the box offices in New York and Los Angeles are still closed and look like they will be staying that way for the considerable future.
‘The King’s Man‘ is also R rated so the chances of it debuting on Disney+ are virtually zero. Mind you, that is before the numbers for ‘Mulan‘ come in and with the rumor that the streaming service is making an adults-only section of the site, it could still hit PVOD instead of hitting theatres. Adding to that, ‘Mulan‘ is probably a bigger release and title than ‘The King’s Man‘ and that was pulled from most countries cinemas before it opened and will hit PVOD from September 4th so anything goes at the moment. The COVID-19 outbreak has seemingly redefined how the world will get to see the latest big hitters from the major studios and it could impact the industry for years to come. Although I hope not, it could feasibly be the only way to see the blockbusters will be on PVOD. (God Forbid)
‘The King’s Man‘ stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou, and Stanley Tucci. Directed once again by Matthew Vaughn, the film is co-written alongside Vaughn by Karl Gajdusek instead of Jane Goldman who has stepped aside for this film to work on the third film in the Harry Hart/ Eggsey Unwin ‘Kingsman‘ films. The story for the film this time goes back to the very start of the Kingsman when they are formed to take a stand against an evil plot to start a war that will wipe out millions of lives.
‘The King’s Man‘ will now explode, shoot and fight its way into theatres on February 26th, 2021.
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