With Disney having so many films that they plan to release, mixed with the ongoing pandemic, we have seen a ton of shifts when it comes to release dates.
Films like Mulan, which were always meant to have a theatrical release, were stunted by COVID-19, which made Disney rethink their Disney+ business model, coming up with Disney+’s Premier Access, which allows Guests to purchase the film for home viewing for $29.99. Other films, however, such as Disney’s Jungle Cruise starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, were pushed back so that they could release in the theaters, as well as Premier Access.
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.
As we noted, upcoming movies like Eternals (2021) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) are not affected by these delays; however, 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.
One thing to note here, is that Disney does own other film companies, such as 20th Century Studios, after the Fox acquisition. Now, Deadline has reported that upcoming film Deep Water has been pulled from the release schedule without a new date in hand.
Disney said Thursday that Deep Water, the 20th Century Studios erotic thriller starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas and directed by Adrian Lyne, has been pulled from the release schedule. It had been slated to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.
The studio did not give a reason for the move on the pic, which is the first movie from the Indecent Proposal and Fatal Attraction director in almost two decades and is based on the Patricia Highsmith novel. Deadline has reached out for comment.
The film’s plot is as follows:
Affleck and de Armas star as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. The couple staves off divorce in a loveless marriage by allowing each to take lovers, but it becomes messy as Highsmith exposed the surface façade of American suburban life.
We are unsure as to why the film was pulled, at this time.
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