Everyone is going to have to wait a little bit longer to see their favourite Marvel characters in new films as Disney have declared a slew of delays for films like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Here’s what’s changed:
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back from March 25 to May 6.
- Thor: Love and Thunder from May 6 to July 8
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from July 8 to November 11
- The fifth Indiana Jones film from July 29, 2022, to June 30, 2023
- The Marvels from November 11 2022, to February 17, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from February 17, 2023, to July 28, 2023
- Several untitled projects have also been pushed back significantly
According to a spokesperson from Disney, the scheduling overhaul is due to production and not box office returns during the pandemic. Due to the nature of the Marvel films being interconnected, when one has to be postponed then that creates a domino effect that pushes them all back.
The reason Indiana Jones is being delayed is due to Harrison Ford sustaining a shoulder injury in June that has required the actor to take a break from filming while he healed. The project continued filming without Ford, but there are only so many scenes without the titular hero. Ford has recovered and returned to set.
The films set for release in 2021 will spend 45 days exclusively in cinemas before being made available on streaming. Disney has not stated whether this plan will continue into 2022.
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