Disney Studios is returning to the movie theater in the late summer with exclusive (and curtailed) 45-day windows for 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy and Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Free Guy launches Aug. 13 and Shang-Chi Sept. 3.
In Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, a bank teller and NPC (non-playable character) who discovers he’s living in a video game.
Shang-Chi is based on the Marvel Comics.
The films mark Disney’s first exclusive theatrical releases since the Aug. 28 release of The New Mutants.
Meanwhile, theatrical titles Cruella (June 18), Black Widow (July 9) and Jungle Cruise (July 30) will debut in cineplexes and on $29.99 Premier Access through Disney+ simultaneously.