It was slated to be one of the biggest years for the fourth phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At Comic Con during July 2019, a range of films and television series were announced by Marvel counterpart, Disney, and included the likes of Black Widow, Thor: Love and Thunder as well as a standalone film Loki. But due to the current pandemic, Hollywood has been thrown into disarray with gatherings banned and cinemas shut.
Fear not however, fans of the comic films, as Disney has released a new schedule for the forthcoming films. According to Collider, who has obtained a new release schedule the new phase will be rolled out much later than expected from November 2020. The good news is that many releases that were expected for May and June have been pushed back just six months while others won’t see the big screen until later in 2021.
Black Widow was set to be released into cinemas from May this year and will now take the spot of The Eternals on November 6, 2020. That film will now see a release on February 12, 2021, which was originally Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ spot. In turn and following the same trend, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ will now move into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness of May 7, 2021 release date, Doctor Strange will now see its launch on November 25, 2021 and the original spot for Thor: Love and Thunder, which will now see a release on February 18, 2022. This was held for an untitled Marvel project.
As reported in late-January, Captain Marvel will receive a much-anticipated sequel and according to the new schedule, it also includes that Captain Marvel 2 will be pushed forward for a release on July 8, 2022 – though that could change due to its long-lead time.
Stay tuned for further developments.