Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, various dominoes have been falling around the film industry. First came the announcement of cinemas being closed and films being pushed to digital platforms; then steadily, more and more (and bigger and bigger) films announced a postponement of their release dates. Marvel’s big-budget comic book films, otherwise unstoppable in the face of all obstacles, have been no exception.
After similar recent announcements of new dates for various films, three more came tonight. Per DiscussingFilm on Twitter, these new release dates look as follows:
Spider-Man 3 has moved from July 26, 2021 to November 5, 2021
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness has moved from November 5, 2021 to March 25, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder has moved from February 18, 2022 to February 11, 2022
The link between the changes between the first two films is obvious, but it may be a surprise to see that Thor: Love and Thunder has moved up. This is surely to accommodate for the new Doctor Strange release date, and avoid as much of a clash as possible between those two films, and the Marvel Studios release schedule now looks as follows:
Black Widow – November 6, 2021
The Eternals – February 12, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – May 7, 2021
Spider-Man 3 – November 5, 2021
Thor: Love and Thunder – February 11, 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – March 25, 2022
Though these changes of course come as no surprise with the sheer number of release changes that have been announced, this latest wave goes to show that no film is immune to the effects of this crisis. After all, Doctor Strange had only recently been in the news with the apparent imminent release of horror legend Sam Raimi as director.
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