When scholars look back on 2020, they’ll notice a running theme for pretty much every industry: delays. Fox (and by extension, Disney) has announced that The King’s Man has been delayed to February 26, 2021, from its previously scheduled September 18, 2020, release date. This is the second time the film has been pushed back as it was originally planned for a late 2019 release.
Along with this prequel film, Disney also delayed both Nomadland and Pixar’s Luca. They’ll be releasing on December 4, 2020, and June 18, 2021, respectively. Surprisingly, The New Mutants has not been affected and will actually be releasing tomorrow. The world might also be ending, but we haven’t confirmed.
It’s still quite shocking that The King’s Man is up for another delay after being seemingly completed for more than a year now. Disney likely doesn’t have enough confidence in the film or is trying to strategically release it during a period where nothing else is available. I’m not sure of the reason, but it isn’t happening this year. Without Mulan or this film in theaters for the holiday season, Disney is going to end 2020 on a much lower note than it did 2019.