Disney is Shifting Theatrical Schedule of Upcoming Marvel Movies

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Natalie Portman of "Thor: Love and Thunder" at the Marvel Studios panel in 2019 Comic-Con. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock (10341985ap)

There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding each new MCU movie, but it seems we’ll have to wait for some of them a little bit longer. Disney recently shifted the theatrical schedule of several Marvel projects that are set to come to theaters next year.

Disney’s recent theatrical date shift won’t affect MCU’s movies coming our way by the end of 2021, including Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home. All the other Marvel projects will be affected by this change, starting with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will now premiere on May 6th,2022 instead of opening in March.

Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder also switched its release date to July 8th, 2022, and is not expected to face any major competition from rival studios. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit the theaters on November 11th, 2022 and it’s yet to wrap up production in Atlanta.

Release date changes became pretty common in the face of COVID-19, but the global pandemic doesn’t seem to be the reason behind Disney’s latest shift. The release dates have been bumped because “some titles are contending with finishing scenarios while others are in production”, according to Deadline.