Disney Moves ‘The King’s Man’ To August, Paramount Delays ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Until September

Hey, look, I know these stories are frustrating, but we’re going to continue to see studios push their biggest upcoming releases further into the year, or even deeper, due to a slow recovery from the coronavirus. And the latest films to vacate their early-year release dates are two big one: The King’s Man and A Quiet Place II.

Following a wave of similar moves by Searchlight Pictures, Disney’s 20th Century Studios has shuffled Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man, part of the Kingsman franchise, from March 12th to August 20th. The hope is that summer is far enough that theaters will be opened and audiences receptive to the idea of going out for a late-season blockbuster by then. We’ll see about that, but my gut tells me this won’t be far enough.

Other moves by Disney include Bob’s Burgers which goes from April 9th to off the schedule completely for now, and animated film Ron’s Gone Wrong which goes from April 23rd to October 22nd.

Over at Paramount, they’ve decided yet another delay is in order for John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II. We should’ve seen the horror sequel nearly a year ago by now, but it continues to be pushed around the schedule. Most recently dated for April 23rd, it has now settled onto September 17th, where hopefully it will stay.

Krasinski stays behind the camera and wrote the script, with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou starring. The world is still overrun by monsters that track by sound. Humans are pretty awful, too. You know what’s up.

At this point it’s clear any film set for the spring isn’t going to make it. The opening months of 2021 are now, effectively, a ghost town, and with Disney making all of these moves we have to expect Black Widow will be next. Stay tuned. As for Paramount, given their recent history they’ll probably just find more stuff to sell to Netflix.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.