Disney Delays Releases of Several MAJOR Films – ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Thor 4’

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In an unexpected twist for Marvel fans and audiences alike, The Walt Disney Company announces the delay of highly anticipated movies, like Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Indiana Jones 5, and even more.

Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home
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When everything was looking perfect for Marvel’s Phase four, upcoming Disney live-action movies, and the untitled Indiana Jones 5 film featuring Hollywood legend Harrison Ford, Disney announced the theatrical delay of numerous upcoming movies.

Coming from Variety, the delays include the following upcoming movies from Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, and 20th Century Studios:

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney) previously dated on 3/25/22 moves to 5/6/22.

Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) previously dated on 5/6/22 moves to 7/8/22.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney) previously dated on 7/8/22 moves to 11/11/22.

UNTITLED INDIANA JONES (Disney) previously dated on 7/29/22 moves to 6/30/23.

UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION (Disney) previously dated on 7/14/23 is removed from schedule.

The Marvels (Disney) previously dated on 11/11/22 moves to 2/17/23.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Disney) previously dated on 2/17/23 moves to 7/28/23.

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 7/28/23 is removed from schedule.

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 10/6/23 is removed from schedule.

UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY (20th) previously dated on 10/20/23 is removed from schedule.

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 11/10/23 moves to 11/3/23.

Zendaya as MJ (left) and Tom Holland as Spider-Man (right) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019)
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This news is huge for audiences globally, as it pushes back the originally stated releases of Marvel films and movies that are still years out from being released.

While upcoming movies like Eternals (2021) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) are not affected by these delays, Hollywood is in for a major shake-up, as more production studios delay the releases of their movies after the global pandemic that’s radically changed the box office.

Indiana Jones 4
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Marvel fans are eagerly waiting for more movies featuring Marvel’s Avengers/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) — thanks to the Multiverse spurred by Loki.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), The Marvels (2023), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) are mixing all of Marvel’s characters in a superhero shake like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) to introduce iconic characters, like Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and the X-Men, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Brie Larson in "Captain Marvel"
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Fans will have to wait an extra few months for upcoming Marvel movies and an entire year for the Indiana Jones 5 movie to hit theaters. While there’s no word on how this will affect the streaming service Disney+ and upcoming content featuring Marvel characters, Pixar, and more.

While there’s no explanation for the delays, continue to watch for updates from Disney, Marvel, and more alike to see what’s next for these upcoming movies.

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