Disney has decided to once again move the 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man. The film moves from September 18, 2020, to February 26, 2021.
The move comes as theaters remain closed in California and New York (the two biggest market states in the U.S.) amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even as theaters slowly start to open in other states in the country.
Disney isn’t leaving theaters entirely bereft. This weekend, 20th Century’s The New Mutants opens in more than 2,400 reopened theaters, while Searchlight’s The Personal History of David Copperfield debuts in more than 1,300 locations.
Like other companies, Disney will continue to evaluate its release calendar on a picture-by-picture basis as studios assess what the appetite for moviegoing is as theaters reopen.
The King’s Man is directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and stars Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter franchise), Gemma Arterton (Murder Mystery), Rhys Ifans (Alice Through The Looking Glass), Matthew Goode (Watchman), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Daniel Brühl (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), with Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Charles Dance (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).
Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers. “The King’s Man” is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and the story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek.