Kick-Ass 2 put back, The World's End brought forward

News Simon Brew 23 Apr 2013 - 15:48

Universal has shuffled the release dates of both Kick-Ass 2 and The World's End in the UK....

We wouldn't usually report on a straight release date delay or otherwise where just a few weeks are involved. However, the two films we're about to talk about are special. It's two features, both being distributed by Universal, that a lot of you - ourselves included - are looking forward to.

So let's do the good news first. Edgar Wright hinted on Twitter yesterday that the release date of The World's End, the final part of the Cornetto trilogy from Simon Pegg and himself, is moving forward. It's now set to be released on July 19th 2013. It was originally scheduled for August 14th.

The bad news? It's done a straight swap with Kick-Ass 2, which is now coming a few weeks later. It's been revealed that Kick-Ass 2's UK release date will indeed be August 14th now, from its earlier July 19th slot.

We figure this is one of those news stories that gives with one hand, and takes with the other. We could speculate behind the reasons for the change - could The World's End be closer to completion? - but the truth is that we've got no bloody idea. Still can't wait to see both.

Kick-Ass 2 is out on August 16th in the US incidentally, with The World's End due on August 23rd. Those dates, to the best of our knowledge, haven't changed.

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A couple of weeks make no difference, still 2 movies to look forward to in late summer!

I've been chomping at the bit for quite some time waiting for The World's End so even if it is only a few weeks difference this is great news for me. Looking forward to having the brilliant Cornetto Trilogy complete!

Think it might have something to do with Norf- North Norfolk's finest DJ.

Doesn't bother me, I was looking forward to the worlds end more anyway.
It gives me time to save up for kickass 2

A very good shout. You'd expect The World's End and Alpha Papa to play to similar audiences, so a bit of space between those two makes sense. Doesn't stop me being keen on seeing all three, mind.

Moving a popular but more fringe action film that needs the money and is likely to be an 18 away from the heat of the summer is probably sensible. Don't get me wrong, I'm gutted to have to wait a few weeks, but I can only see this as improving box-office performance.

As for World's End, that'll be the runaway comedy hit of this summer regardless of when it's placed, so getting it sooner is only good news.

Well this buggers up my cinema plan for July.

I thought Kick-Ass 2 was always an August release?
Great news about TWE though! :D

As long as they're both out this summer, I'm perfectly happy. I had visions of waiting ages for Kick-Ass when I saw this headline.

Kick Ass 2 released for my birthday, yeah baby!

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