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  • Published: Nov. 09, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

“Free Guy”, “Death on the Nile” Sail Out of 2020 Amid COVID Pandemic

On Thursday, Disney announced that its two upcoming features from its 20th Century Studios division would be pulled from scheduled December release dates.  The sci-fi adventure Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds had been scheduled for a 12/11 debut and the crime mystery Death on the Nile from director Kenneth Branagh had been scheduled for a 12/18 release.   No new release dates have been announced, leading some to speculate whether one or both titles may eventually move out of theatres and over to Disney+ streaming.  This comes on the heels of Disney’s announcement last month a major restructuring of its media and entertainment divisions to emphasize the growth of its streaming business.  For now, only two major studio films are holding on to a 2020 release date, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 and Universal’s News of The World starring Tom Hanks, both scheduled to debut on 12/25, Christmas Day.

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