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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