After two trailers and a release date less than four months away, the marketing machine for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman prequel was shifting into gear. Well, that machine is going to need to ramp down for a bit, seven months to be exact. In a surprise release date reshuffle, Disney has pushed The King's Man from its February 14, 2020 date to September 14. Let's not forget that the original release date was November 15 this year before it was pushed to February.
Since Disney look on 20th Century Fox's film slate, there have been some bumps in the road to put it kindly. A roster of underperformers collimated with X-Men Dark Phoenix tanking at the box office, and losses of more than $170 million. Finding suitable gaps in the schedule is proving challenging for those Fox titles, and even a solid performing franchise like Kingsman isn't immune to being rescheduled.
Disney unveiled dates for a whopping five as-yet-untitled Marvel movies; the confirmed dates are October. 7, 2022, February. 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023, and November. 3, 2023. As to what those mystery films will be, we can only speculate. Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Deadpool 3, Captain Marvel 2, possibly Fantastic Four, maybe X-Men are likely to feature somewhere in there. Perhaps even New Avengers? Should those dates all hold, 2022, and 2023 will be home to four Marvel movies a year. Blank Panther 2 is the only confirmed title for 2022.
Matthew Vaughn is planning to stay in the Kingsman world for the foreseeable future, in addition to a sequel to The Golden Circle reuniting Targon Egerton and Colin Firth, a US set spin-off The Statesman is also in development. For now, The King's Man is due to land in cinemas on September 14, 2020.