The highly anticipated action film, “The Fall Guy,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, is set to make its debut on the big screen a little later than originally planned. Originally scheduled for a March 1, 2024 release, the film has been pushed back to May 3, 2024, taking the spot that was previously reserved for “Deadpool 3.” This shift in the release date has caused a ripple effect in the summer box office lineup, as “The Fall Guy” now takes the position as the first major feature to kick off the summer movie season.
The reshuffling of release dates is not isolated to “The Fall Guy.” “Captain America: New World Order” has completely left the 2024 schedule and is now slated for a release in February 2025. These adjustments come at a time when the movie industry is facing uncertainties due to the ongoing actors’ strike, which is resulting in a lighter than usual lineup at the box office.
Directed by former stuntman David Leitch, “The Fall Guy” follows the story of Ryan Gosling’s character, Colt Seavers, a stuntman who stepped away from the profession for his mental and physical well-being. However, he is forced back into the world of stunts when the lead actor of a film directed by his ex, Jody (played by Emily Blunt), disappears, prompting her to seek Colt’s assistance in finding the missing star.
The film promises to deliver high-octane action sequences and a compelling narrative as Colt navigates through a web of conspiracy while trying to win back the love of his life, all while continuing to perform his dangerous day job. Joining Gosling and Blunt in the cast are Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Winston Duke, and Stephanie Hsu. “The Fall Guy” is inspired by the 1980s TV series of the same name, which starred Lee Majors.
During Universal’s presentation at CinemaCon in April, Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, and director David Leitch shared their excitement about “The Fall Guy” and emphasized the importance of recognizing the work of stunt performers in the film industry. Gosling highlighted the hard work and dedication of stunt performers, declaring that it’s time for them to receive the credit they deserve. He also expressed his deep sense of honor in stepping into the iconic role previously played by Lee Majors.
With its star-studded cast and a compelling storyline, “The Fall Guy” is poised to make a significant impact on the summer box office, offering moviegoers a thrilling and action-packed cinematic experience. As fans eagerly await the release of the film, it is clear that “The Fall Guy” has the potential to captivate audiences and solidify its place as a standout feature in the 2024 movie lineup.