The effects of the Coronavirus on cinemas continue to impact on the Walt Disney Studios release schedule, as with cinemas closed down in most of Western Europe and consumer confidence about going to theaters at a low, Disney has removed two 20th Century Studios movies, “Free Guy” and “Death On The Nile” from their 2020 release dates.
Originally, “Free Guy” was supposed to be released in July, however was pushed back to December, while “Death On The Nile” was originally supposed to be released in late 2019, but was pushed back to October 2020, then into December 2020.
Only last month, a new trailer for “Free Guy” openly made fun of the fact that the movie would probably be delayed once again.
No new cinema release dates for these movies have yet been announced by Disney.
Unfortunetely, unlike Pixar’s “Soul” or Disney’s “Mulan”, due to an existing contract in the United States, these movies still have to be released in cinemas, before going to HBO, rather than being moved directly onto Disney+.
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