Dave Bautista is a pretty tough guy to miss, but you can be forgiven for missing all of the moves STXfilms have made with his light-hearted comedy, My Spy. Just days before it was due to open on March 13th, STXfilms have bumped the film to April 17th.
Does this have anything with the Coronavirus outbreak, which has been the cause of at least one huge film, No Time to Die, moving its release date? There’s no official word from STXfilms, but that’s a definite possibility. Or perhaps they were looking for a more charitable weekend? April 17th will see My Spy go up against the Del Toro-produced horror Antlers, and the excellent revenge thriller Promising Young Woman with Carey Mulligan.
STXfilms has really struggled to find a home for My Spy, which stars Bautista as a top-level secret agent who meets his match in the 9-year-old girl (played by Big Little Lies‘ Chloe Coleman) he’s been sent to surveil. It was originally set to open last August, but would have been very close to Bautista’s other action-comedy, Stuber, so was moved to March 13th 2020. At least this bump is only a month, but if it moves again something is definitely wrong.
— My Spy (@MySpyMovie) March 7, 2020