Marvel Announce Reshuffle Of Upcoming Movie Release Dates

Carla Harmon
April 4, 2020

This is the first such instance in the U.S. in the present worldwide climate in which a Hollywood film meant for theatrical release will go straight to a streaming service rather than VOD. Such delays have unique ramifications for Marvel movies due to their interconnection.

This now means Eternals will be pushed back into Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Golden Rings slot of February 12th, 2021. That movie then pushes back to November 5th 2021, which was the release date of Thor: Love And Thunder, which is now being relocated to February 18th 2022.

Let's hope these are the final date changes for the MCU, and that Black Widow does indeed open this November, with theaters full of healthy, happy folks.

And the film which was supposed to have that release date, The Eternals starring Angelina Jolie, has been pushed back to 2021. "It's great family entertainment that is the ideal addition to Disney+'s summer lineup".

"Jungle Cruise" was slated to be released and available in theaters for fans to watch around the world on July 24, 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced Disney to postpone the release of the Scarlett Johansson film until a date that had yet to be determined until now. Traditional theatrical releases are still planned for the remainder of their movies though.

While Disney shifted almost all of its big-budget movies, it's going to send one to its streaming service. The Kenneth Branagh-directed science fiction adventure adaptation "Artemis Fowl" will go to Disney Plus instead of opening in theaters. It was originally slated for May.

Disney and Marvel are making massive shifts in their movie release schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Down the road, Harrison Ford's "Indiana Jones 5", initially launching in summer of 2021, has moved to July 29, 2022.

Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" is also postponed from July to October 16.

On Thursday, the Walt Disney Co. announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.

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