A SIMPLE FAVOR and ROBIN HOOD Get New Release Dates
We recently found out that Robin Hood will officially be PG-13 and it was set for release on September 21, 2018. However, that date has been changed to November 21, 2018. That two-month push moves it to Thanksgiving break and puts it up against some heavy hitters including Creed 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. That doesn’t sound like a good strategy in my opinion, when I’ve heard luke-warm interest in the film, to begin with.
According to the synopsis, Robin and Little John start a revolt against a corrupt English ruler. This sounds a little different from the story I remember hearing as a boy of Robin Hood where he just robbed from the rich to give to the poor. It makes sense though. The best way to disrupt a ruler is to take their wealth, so this probably just adds onto that with Robin running through the streets with his bow drawn. Sounds like they plan on making this more action-packed than the story of Robin hiding in the forest and I would not be surprised if half the movie was them storming Nottingham to get to the crown.
This movie has a pretty star-studded cast with Taron Egerton from Kingsman as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan will be Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson playing Maid Marian, and Ben Mendelsohn will be the Sheriff of Nottingham.
A Simple Favor was also supposed to be released on September 21, 2018, but it has been moved up a week to September 14, 2018. This film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, will not have as much competition with the big films coming out that weekend being The Predator, Alpha, and Fighting with My Family. Here’s a synopsis of the film if you haven’t heard about it yet: