The release date merry-go-round begins again as Disney bumps The King’s Man, Bob’s Burgers, and more in the latest COVID reshuffle
The King’s Man has fallen. Following on from Sony moving a lot of its big blockbuster fare out of the summer months. Disney is clearing its throat in preparation for doing the same. Although at the time of this writing, none of Disney’s own content has been delayed. Three of its 20th Century Studios acquisitions have been moved with one being removed from the schedules entirely.
THE KING’S MAN
The prequel to the ‘Kingsman‘ franchise, quaintly titled ‘The King’s Man’ which was delayed from September of last year to gain firstly a February debut slot before moving to March 12th has now been delayed again. This time to August 20th of this year. Starring Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton, the film is once again directed by the franchise’s resident filmmaker, Matthew Vaughn.
RON’S GONE WRONG
The animated movie ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong‘ which tells the tale of an 11-year-old boy who discovers that his robot friend isn’t exactly working has moved from an April 23rd release to land itself an October 22nd date instead.
The big-screen adaptation of ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ which was due to make its debut on April 9th has now been removed from the schedules entirely. It has not being given a new release date and its fate is now uncertain. Considering Disney is launching a new channel, Star, on its Disney+ service next month, it cannot be ruled out that the film will either debut on that platform instead or on Hulu.
THE DISNEY SLATE
This is possibly the opening salvo from the house of mouse ahead of moving ‘Black Widow‘ and ‘Jungle Cruise‘ to alternate dates. However, despite ‘Black Widow‘ certainly NOT going to PVOD instead of a theatrical release. The same can’t be said for ‘Jungle Cruise’. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt lead the line in the big-budget movie. But in the same way, as ‘Mulan‘ was pulled from a theatrical release. It could be a case that Disney shunts the film to PVOD instead.
We will keep you up to date with any further delays as soon as the news breaks.
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