The effects of the Coronavirus on Disney’s release schedule continue to cause issues, as Sony announced some changes to its upcoming release schedule. With a number of Marvel movies being impacted, including the third Spider-Man movie moving from July 16th, 2021 to November 5th, 2021. Disney is co-funding the third Spider-Man movie, with them putting in 25% of the budget for the movie.
Because of this, Marvel have delayed Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness from its November 5th slot, to March 25th, 2022. Originally the next Doctor Strange movie was due to arrive in cinemas on May 7th 2021. The upcoming Disney+ Wandavision series is due to lead straight into the events of the Doctor Strange sequel, so its unknown if that will be moved back, depending on how much filming was completed before the lockdown.
Sony is also pushing back the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel from April 8th 2022 to October 7th, 2022.
Marvel is also pushing forward the release of Thor: Love and Thunder by a week, where it will now be released on February 11th.
This is the current Marvel release schedule:
- Black Widow – November 6th, 2020
- Eternals – February 12th, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Then Rings – May 7th 2021
- Spider-Man 3: -November 5th, 2021
- Thor: Love & Thunder – February 11th, 2022
- Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness – March 25th, 2022
- Black Panther 2- May 6th, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 – July 8th, 2022
Depending on how quickly the world gets back to normal, will impact on if these release dates will stay in place.