Dave Bautista’s ‘My Spy’ Pushed Back Again, This Time To April

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.

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.


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