Disney's Free Guy, Death On The Nile Delayed Out Of 2020

This is the year that takes and takes, then takes some more.


In a year packed with more movie delays and cancellations than anyone could reasonably keep track of, it's completely reasonable to have lost some awareness of what has been going on with films slated for release in December. Unfortunately, Disney has announced that two such movies it had teed up for release right around the corner--Free Guy (scheduled for December 11) and Death on the Nile (was expected to release on December 18)--have drifted back into the abyss of release dates unknown, according to Variety.

Free Guy, a comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as an NPC in a video game that's a blend of Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto, was originally due out in July--and given its lead and co-stars of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), it is unlikely the movie will never see the light of day. The same also holds true of Death on the Nile, an Agatha Christie adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) with a huge built-in audience. So, as seems to be the standing order with so much currently, we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

With only a few weeks left in 2020, Disney's last--barring any other delays--expected release this year will be Pixar's Soul, which is coming straight to Disney+ on Christmas Day. It was originally intended for a Thanksgiving release.

The only other major studio picture still on the horizon for this year is Wonder Woman 1984, which was also due for a Christmas Day release. That movie also has had more than its share of well-publicized delays. It's been a year, folks, what can we tell you.

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