With the pandemic hit globally, the entertainment industry has suffered the most world over. And with that, an announcement came from Disney informing that it has emptied its calendar for the year.
Disney pulled the releases of Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy and Death on the Nile On Thursday, both of which were scheduled to debut in December of 2020.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Free Guy – a video game comedy, directed by Shawn Levy, was set to be released on December 11th. The movie portrays Reynolds as an unassuming bank teller named Guy, who frequently gets attacked and held up by gun-toting criminals.
Later on, when he discovers that he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story and thrives to save the world before the game is shut.
Free Guy was originally slated for release in July this year, but the coronavirus pandemic led to Disney pushing it to December. While the studio remained committed to the frame for some time, it was likely the film would be delayed once more.
The starry cast of Free Guy includes Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi.
On the other hand, Death on the Nile, an adventure movie based on an Agatha Christie novel starring Gal Gadot and Kenneth Branagh, was scheduled to hit the theaters on December 18.
The movie presents Branagh as detective Hercule Poirot who investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship that is sailing on the Nile River.
The starry cast includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, and Russell Brand.
Death on the Nile stands as a special film, which reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit Murder on the Orient Express.
With Free Guy and Death on the Nile slated off the release list this year, “Wonder Woman 1984,” from Warner Bros., remains the last potential Hollywood blockbuster on the calendar for 2020, with a December 25 release date.
The new release dates for either film are yet to be disclosed.