While there are still two Marvel superhero movies set to be released between now and the end of the year – The Eternals on November 5 and Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17 – fans should get ready for a bit of a draught after that as in a surprise movie, Disney has moved all of Marvel Studios’ films back several months on their release calendar.
Additionally,it has pushed the currently in production Indiana Jones 5 back by almost a year, moving it from its originally announced release date of July 29, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is the first of the Marvel dominoes to fall, moving from its March 25, 2022 berth to May 6. That move pushes Thor: Love And Thunder from that weekend to July 8, 2022. That move pushes Black Panther: Wakanda Forever out of its July 8 spot and down the release schedule to November 11, 2022.
Black Panther 2‘s move pushes the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels to February 17, 2023. Ant-Man And The Wasp:Quantumania then moves out of its February 2023 announced premier date andjumps over Guardians Of The Galaxy,Vol 3 date of May 5, 2023 to land on July 28, 2023.
No real reason has been disclosed for the big shuffle.However, the Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter is citing sources that state numerous production delays for the schedule changes. That should not come as much of a surprise. Although Marvel does run a while oiled shop, the currently needed COVID precautions that are in place across all of film and television production has slowed things down somewhat. So if even that is only a partial reason for the delays, it is certainly understandable.