Disney pushes release for Marvel films including Black Widow, Thor, The Eternals

Lawrence Kim
April 7, 2020

Black Widow will now take the 6 November slot that The Eternals had originally occupied while the latter takes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' 12 February 2021 spot and so and so forth until the still-untitled Captain Marvel sequel on 8 July 2022.

And as the world's biggest film studio, Disney have had to make some particularly hard decisions, like postponing their tentpole films like Mulan and Jungle Cruise.

Disney has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused huge changes to the films being released this year already.

The Walt Disney Company pushed back their live action remake of the 1998 animated film Mulan to July 24. And obviously with these titles being delayed, it will also have further impact on their Disney+ release dates.

Indiana Jones 5, which will see Harrison Ford reprise one of his most famous roles, had been set to launch in summer 2021, but has been pushed back to July 2022.

Disney is the latest Hollywood studio to delay a string of releases. That film, in turn, is going to hit on November 5, 2021, where Thor: Love And Thunder was, which is moving to February 18, 2022.

Jungle Cruise, with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is being pushed back a full year to July 30, 2021.

Black Panther 2 will stick to its original May 6, 2022, release date.

In a first for Disney, sci-fi fantasy movie Artemis Fowl, based on a novel of the same name by Eoin Colfer, has opted to skip out entirely on its theatrical release for a Disney+ debut on 29 May 2020. "We can wait", a fifth said.

The next Indiana Jones film, now untitled, was pushed back an entire year to July 2022, while a confirmed "Captain Marvel" film bucked the trend by moving to an earlier slot that same month. The movie will be worth the wait.

Not everyone agreed though, as one person offered: "To me it made more sense to drop it on disney+ while everyone is stuck at home but tbf I'm not an expert".

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