Earlier this month, we reported that Marvel Studios had to rearrange several different upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films due to the current pandemic, which rearranged the entire MCU Phase 4.
And now, we are getting word that the Marvel Universe has to delay another one of its upcoming films — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This is due to the fact that Sony Pictures has pushed back their highly anticipated Spider-Man 3 film from Marvel Studios. Its original July 16, 2021 release date has been squashed and the film will now be making its movie theater debut on November 5, 2021.
Because of this, Marvel had to delay one of its upcoming films. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which originally had the November 5, 2021 slot, will now be in the movie theater on March 25, 2020.
On the other hand, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, which was originally set to debut on February 28, 2022, now moves up a week to hit the movie theaters on February 18, 2022.
Other Marvel Movie Release Dates
Black Widow, which was originally set to open in May, will now take the November 6, 2020 release date slot, which was originally occupied by The Eternals.
The Eternals now has a new release date o February 12, 2021, which was when Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were supposed to make its debut. Now, with this change, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now debut in the May 7, 2021, slot, which previously belonged to the upcoming MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
It looks as though the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther 2, will keep its current date, May 8, 2022, but Captain Marvel 2 was also just shifted and will now debut two weeks earlier than planned. It’s new release date is July 8, 2022.
Non Marvel Films
As for non-Marvel films, the highly anticipated Disney’s live action Mulan was set to open in movie theaters last March, but was soon postponed due to the pandemic. The live action Mulan is now opening on July 24, 2020. Because of this, fans will have to wait to see the upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise film starring Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt as it has been delayed an entire year. It will now debut in movie theaters on July 30, 2021.
Disney’s upcoming Artemis Fowl sci-fi fantasy film, on the other hand, will no longer have a theatrical release and instead will be going straight to the Disney plus service.