The Fall Guy is crash-landing a little later than expected.
The action film, starring Ryan Gosling, was originally set to hit theaters March 1, 2024 and will instead be released May 3, 2024, the date originally held by Deadpool 3 before it moved to July 26, 2024.
The new date makes the Universal film, which also stars Emily Blunt, the first feature of the summer box office, which is now looking lighter than normal due to the actors strike. The Ryan Reynolds threequel isn’t the only major film to move its date. Captain America: New World Order left 2024 altogether and will instead be released in February 2025.
The Fall Guy follows Gosling’s Colt Seavers, a stuntman who left the business for his mental and physical health, only to be drawn back into it when the star of a studio movie directed by his ex, Jody (Blunt), goes missing, and she asks for his help.
“He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment,” a description reads. “And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?”
Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Winston Duke and Stephanie Hsu round out the cast of the film, inspired by the 1980s TV series of the same name that starred Lee Majors. Former stuntman David Leitch directed from a script by Drew Pearce.
Gosling, Blunt and Leitch presented The Fall Guy on the CinemaCon stage in April during Universal’s presentation, where they talked about their upcoming project and how important it is.
“In most films, the actors get all the credit, but the stunt performers do all the work, and that ends today,” the Barbie actor said, before later adding, “It was a huge honor to step into the footsteps of the iconic Lee Majors.”