In an unexpected move, Disney and Marvel Studios are reportedly shifting their release date schedule for a slew of highly anticipated films. As first reported by Deadline, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, among others, are getting new release dates.
Per the initial report, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is moving from 3/25/22 to 5/6/22 while Thor: Love and Thunder shifts from 5/6/22 to 7/8/22. Additionally, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now release 11/11/22, after previously being scheduled for 7/8/22. Moreover, The Marvels will move from 11/11/22 to 2/17/23, Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania moves from 2/17/23 to 7/28/23, and two of Marvel’s untitled films have been removed from the schedule altogether while a third is moved to 11/3/23. The news does not mention the big upcoming releases like Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four, or Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3.
However, it is not just the MCU that is affected by the sudden shift. The long-awaited fifth Indiana Jones movie moves from 7/29/22 to 6/30/23, almost a full-year delay. Finally, Disney has completely removed untitled projects from their 20th Century and Walt Disney Pictures production banners from their schedules as well.
With theaters on the upswing following the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, making sense of these reports feels impossible. Recently, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings raked in $414.3 million worldwide. Additionally, experts expect The Eternals to gross a hefty amount upon its impending release as well. Regardless, stick with Full Circle Cinema for more updates on these ongoing stories.
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