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25th Apr 2020

Spider-Man and Doctor Strange sequels pushed back

Rudi Kinsella

MCU movies

Some significant delays to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We are all feeling the effects of coronavirus, and big Hollywood blockbusters are no exception.

Almost exactly one year since the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, and as a result, the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an announcement confirmed that some major Marvel movies have been ushed back.

On Friday night, Disney confirmed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to the 2016 Benedict Cumberbatch film, has been pushed back from November 2021 to March 2022.

As well as that, Sony said its live-action Spider-Man, the third in the Tom Holland series, is being delayed from July 2021 to November 2021. There is no title confirmed for this movie yet, although it has been revealed that the word ‘home’ is in there somewhere.

In some slightly more positive news, Disney said that Thor: Love and Thunder will be pushed forward by a week, with a cinematic release expected in February of 2022.

Although the push backs may come as devastating news for fans of the MCU, it does mean that we will be absolutely bombarded with major Marvel releases over quite a short period of time from 2021 onward.

For now we’ll just have to keep watching Infinity War on repeat…

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