Although theatres are gradually beginning to re-open around the world, Disney and 20th Century clearly don't want to screen their major blockbusters to half-capacity audiences.
As a result, The King's Man has now been pushed back to February 26, 2021, having originally been set to hit cinemas on September 18 this year. That's a whopping delay of over five months.
This is the second time the film has been pushed back, although the first had nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally meant to arrive on Valentine's Day this year, but was pushed back to September.
The King's Man is a prequel to The Kingsman franchise starring Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. Set in during World War 1, the new movie charts the origins of the Kingsman secret service as an experienced agent (Ralph Fiennes) and his new recruit (Harris Dickinson) attempt to stop history's worst tyrants bringing an end to humanity.
Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou, Stanley Tucci, and Daniel Brühl also star.
Recently, director Matthew Vaughn teased that the prequel will sow the "seeds" for Kingsman 3.
"We've put seeds for what's going to happen in Kingsman 3 all the way back into this," he told Empire.
"And it's going to be very different."
The King's Man will now be released in cinemas on February 26, 2021.
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