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Disney Removes Free Guy, Death On The Nile From Release Schedule

Both movies, originally slated to open next month, are now delayed indefinitely.

[Update] Free Guy will now open in cinemas on May 20, 2021. and Death on the Nile will hit the screens on Sept 16, 2021.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the US has forced Disney to rejig its global 2020 release schedule again, this time they’ve dropped Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy and the Kenneth Branagh-helmed Death on the Nile.

Free Guy, starring Reynolds as a regular Joe who realises he’s living in a video game, was supposed to open on Dec 11 in the US (Dec 10 in Singapore), while the Agatha Christie whodunit Death on the Nile was set to drop on Dec 18 (Dec 17 in Singapore). Both titles are now undated.

Hollyood hasn't totally deserted December. Well, there’s the Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa-led Monster Hunter (Dec 3); Wonder Woman 1984 (Dec 24); and Pixar’s Soul (Dec 25). (At time of writing, there are growing rumblings of the Wonder Woman sequel getting delayed again.)

There’s always Netflix to make up for the short fall of big-budget Hollywood content: David Fincher’s Citizen Kane biopic Mank (Dec 4); Ryan Murphy’s Broadway-setThe Prom (Dec 11), starring Meryl Streep and James Corden; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Dec 18), featuring Chadwick Boseman’s final performance; and George Clooney’s apocalyptic thriller The Midnight Sky (Dec 31).  

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