MCU Movie Shuffle: Phase 4 Gets New Release Dates
In an article posted to Variety’s website on Monday, October 18th, 2021, it was announced that many of the upcoming movies from Disney – including our beloved slate of upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies – have been delayed. But never fear, Marvel Blog True Believers: we’re here to keep you apprised of all the latest rearrangements to the Phase Four release schedule!
New release dates for upcoming Marvel Studios films are here! Mark your calendars: https://t.co/QAUhjUoYFp
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 18, 2021
Phase Four: Updated
First up is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, now arriving on May 6th, 2022 instead of March 25th! There’s plenty to look forward to in this movie, which won’t just feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, it will also include the return of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch and Benedict Wong as Wong, not to mention the introduction of America herself, played by Xochitl Gomez.
Next up is Thor: Love and Thunder, which has been moved from May 6th to July 8th, 2022.
As you might expect, that also means Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now be released on November 11th, 2022, rather than July 8th.
And that means we will also have to wait a little longer for the return of Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and the rest of her crime-fighting team, as The Marvels has now been postponed until early 2023.
Finally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will now be released on July 28th, 2023, rather than February 17th, as was originally scheduled.
“It’s his set, it’s his franchise and he’s been beautiful.”
Jonathan Majors has a lot of love for Paul Rudd!
— Ant-Man News 🐜 (@AntManNews) October 15, 2021
In addition, one untitled Marvel movie has been moved from November 10th to November 3rd, 2023.
And finally, four additional untitled Marvel movies, originally slated for release in 2023, have been completely removed from the schedule.
Sources at Disney told Variety that the major release date shuffle was related to production schedules, and not box office returns. But then again, maybe it’s also related to the company’s decision not to cross the picket line if the labor negotiations had failed with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States (IATSE).
New Dates for MCU Movies
Which one of these upcoming MCU movies are you most excited to see in theaters, Marvel Blog True Believers? What do you think the untitled movies might be? Can you believe we’re already looking ahead to 2023?
We’re waiting to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.