Marvel movie fans are going to have to hang tight a little longer than expected to see some of their favorites make their return to the big screen. Disney has announced delays for several Marvel franchise films.
Variety reports Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back from March 25 to May 6. Thor: Love and Thunder was pushed back a month from May 6 to July 8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been delayed from July 8 until November 11.
The move also delays several other delays. The Marvels is now postponed until 2023. Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has had its release date changed from February 17 to July 28, 2023.
Disney has also announced that the fifth film in the Indiana Jones series has been moved to June 30, 2023 instead of its original July 29, 2022 release date. The next Marvel release is The Eternals, slated for a November 5 debut.
The studio has faced several major problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. After releasing Black Widow simultaneously on the Disney+ streaming service and in theaters, star Scarlett Johansson sued Disney over what the actress said were unfair royalty payments that violated her contract.
The current plan is for Disney to release the remainder of their 2021 slate in theaters exclusively for 45 days before allowing them to move to streaming. The company has not announced plans for how they will handle releases beyond 2022. The most recent release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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