Marvel fans, the TVA is not playing tricks on you. Marvel Studios announced today that many of its biggest and some of its untitled projects will have delayed releases. Mostly everything is getting pushed back a release date, except for one untitled project that moves up a week.
We should mention that Disney also moved around some other projects not related to Marvel Studios. “Untitled Disney Live Action” (Disney) previously dated on 7/14/23 is removed from the schedule. “Untitled 20th Century” (20th) previously dated on 10/20/23 is removed from the schedule. Plus, “Untitled Indiana Jones” (Disney) previously dated on 7/29/22 moved to 6/30/23.
While there is no confirmation on what caused this shuffling of the schedule, it’s not shocking. We are still living in a pandemic, and these film productions are massive. Everyone’s health and safety should be the first and foremost concern. Variety reports: “The scheduling overhaul is related to production and not box office returns, according to sources at Disney.”
This shake-up does mean we will have to wait a bit longer to step into the Multiverse with Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff. Rocking out with Thor and Valkyrie will have to take a raincheck. Plus, we may need to watch Loki a few more times before entering the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man 3.
The new release dates are as follows:
- 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
- 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 Marvel (Disney) previously dated on 11/10/23 moves to 11/3/23
This scheduling change does not mean we will be missing out on Marvel content like in the past. On the contrary, we will still be bombarded with our favorite heroes and villains, with three films hitting theaters in 2022 (instead of the previously slated four). Plus, there is still so much to look forward to this year.
Eternals comes out in a little over two weeks. Spider-Man: No Way Home will still sling into theaters in December. Not to mention, Disney+ shows are coming out all the time, it seems. Hawkeye will deliver a holiday treat we can’t miss. Then, we can look forward to Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. And that’s only naming a few!
So don’t let this news discourage you! Instead, think about this time as a way to stock up on all the merchandise, read all the comics, or rewatch every Marvel Studios project in timeline order. We might do all of the above. Because why not?
What do you think of the new schedule? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!