James Bond isn’t the only spy who had his film delayed at the last minute, as another major spy film set for this spring has been pushed further down the line. It was just announced that the Dave Bautista family comedy My Spy has been delayed from March 13th 2020 to April 17th 2020. This is yet another delay for the upcoming film, as My Spy has been met with countless delays over the past year since its original August 2019 release date.
This delay is most likely a result of No Time to Die getting pushed to November from its initial April release, due to the coronavirus affecting the worldwide box office sales. This gave other studios an opportunities to switch around release dates, such as Trolls: World Tour being moved from the 17th to No Time To Die‘s initial April 10th date. It seems that STX felt it was a good opportunity to do the same for My Spy, despite the fact that the film was already been released in Australia back in January.
For its initial release, My Spy was up against the Vin Diesel action film Bloodshot and Universal’s horror film The Hunt, along with competition from Pixar’s Onward being released a week prior. Now the film will be facing different competition in April, not just from Trolls: World Tour but also Fox Searchlight’s Antlers and Sony’s Charm City Kings. Hopefully all the delays will be worth it for STX Entertainment and lead to a fairly decent box office success.
My Spy is set for release on April 17th 2020.