Disney delays releases of some huge Marvel movies in 2022 and 2023
They've also announced the delayed release of the new Indiana Jones movie... by an entire year!
After the guts of two years being plagued by blockbusters being pushed back weeks, months and years, it is nice to see cinematic release schedules fall back into something of a regular routine.
In fact, it seems like we're currently playing catch up in a huge way, with this week alone seeing the release of five huge movies on the big screen, and next week seeing four more biggies arrive: Dune, The French Dispatch, Boss Baby 2 and Dear Evan Hansen.
But Hollywood still seems to be playing catch-up, with Disney announcing a major shake-up of their release slate throughout 2022 and 2023.
In terms of what was due to arrive soonest, it starts with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, originally due March 2022, and now due 6 May 2022.
You know what else is due out in March 2022? The Batman. Yeah, probably best to not try to go head-to-head with that one.
Next up, it is Thor: Love and Thunder, pushed from May 2022 to 8 July 2022, moving away from direct competition with Jurassic World: Dominion.
After that, we've got Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 2022 to 11 November 2022), then The Marvels aka Captain Marvel 2 (November 2022 to 17 February 2023), and finally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - February 2023 to 28 July 2023.
There are also two "Untitled Marvel Projects", previously dated for July 2023 and October 2023, that have been completely removed from the schedule, with one more "Untitled Marvel Project" moved forward a week from 10 November 2023 to 3 November. Guesses for what they could be range from Blade, to the Anthony Mackie-fronted Captain America 4, to Fantastic Four.
Also, an "Untitled Live Action Disney Project" set for July 2023 has been completely removed from the schedule, which could've been any of the live-action sequels to Aladdin, Cruella or The Jungle Book, or a new project entirely.
Finally, we've got Indiana Jones 5, moved practically an entire year, from July 2022 to 30 June 2023. So it will no longer go head-to-head with Black Adam, another big DC project, this time fronted by none other than The Rock himself...
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