Free Guy, The King's Man, Death On The Nile Get New 2021 Release Dates

Disney has shuffled the release dates of several of its upcoming movies.


In November, Disney pulled two of its 20th Century Studios releases, Free Guy and Death on the Nile, from their scheduled fall releases. The studio has now revealed new release slots for these films.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the video game comedy Free Guy, which stars Ryan Reynolds, will now hit theaters on May 21. Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh's sequel to his 2018 hit Murder on the Orient Express, will now arrive on September 12, 2021, nearly a year after its original date. Another 20th Century movie, The King's Man, has moved back a month to March 12.

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There's disappointing news for horror fans too. The Guillermo Del Toro-produced Antlers, which was scheduled for a February release, has now been pulled from the schedule. The movie was originally set to hit theaters back in April this year.

Several other high profile Disney movies have shifted dates too. Three Marvel films have moved, with Thor: Love and Thunder heading to May 26, 2022, Black Panther II to July 8, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 to November 11, 2022. On the Star Wars side of things, a new movie titled Rogue Squadron, to be directed by Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins, will hit theaters on December 22, 2023.

There were lots of new Star Wars Disney+ shows announced during Disney Investor Day on December 10. These include series focused on Ahsoka, Cassian Andor, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a show titled Rangers of the New Republic. Check out the full lineup here.

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