According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney is shifting some of it’s release dates and have announced five new dates for Marvel projects. Most notable in the list are Fox’s The Last Duel and The King’s Man.
The Last Duel is now set for a limited release date on December 25, 2020 and a wide release launch on January 8, 2021. This film starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer is based on the Eric Jager book recounting “the real-life revenge drama surrounding the last legally sanctioned duel in France.”
The King’s Man, originally scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day 2020 has now been pushed back seven months with a new date of September 18, 2020. This film will star Ralph Fiennes as a prequel to the Kingsman films. This film “looks at the origins of the world’s first independent intelligence agency. It follows a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they gather to plot a war to wipe out millions.”
Other changes made to Fox include:
Fox’s animated Ron’s Gone Wrong has been pushed back three months till February 26, 2021 and the animated Nimona has been pushed back ten months until January 14, 2022. Honestly I’m surprised they haven’t cancelled Nimona yet, but getting pushed back into a bad slot in January probably doesn’t help it much.
Disney also announced five new dates for Marvel projects:
- October 7, 2022
- February 17, 2023
- May 5, 2023
- July 28, 2023
- November 3, 2023
This is added to the list already set for four films in 2022. I do think this is too much. They worry about “brand fatigue” with Star Wars, but this could lead to the same issue for Marvel. Disney seems to think that Marvel is immune to the same fate as Star Wars, but there are a lot of fans who feel they are “out” after 10 years leading up to Avengers: Endgame. I think they really should be careful about over-saturating that market too.
Most likely these dates will include the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Antman 3, Blade, and possibly a Deadpool film.
So there’s the updated dates you can mark on your calendars. What do you think? Comment and let us know.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter