Disney on Tuesday announced some good and bad news regarding its slate of upcoming movies. As expected, Indiana Jones 5 is being delayed following reports about a new writer being brought onboard. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios is moving up the launch of an untitled film by a few months.
Now, the untitled Marvel movie will be released on February 12, 2021, rather than on July 30, 2021. That means you’ll get to see the movie five months earlier than Marvel initially planned. The change is good news for a few reasons. First, it means Marvel’s Phase 4 plans are progressing better than anyone expected. Second, it fills a similar spot that helped propel Black Panther to become one of Marvel’s most successful movies.
Unfortunately, we have no clue what the untitled movie will be. Beyond the release of Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel’s plans are relatively unknown. It could be a sequel for Doctor Strange or Black Panther, or it could be something else entirely.
Additionally, Disney said Indiana Jones 5 has been pushed back to July 9, 2021, while Mary Poppins Returns has moved up a few days to December 19, 2018. Dwayne Johnson’s The Jungle Cruise, meanwhile, will be released October 11, 2019, and Maleficent 2 is scheduled for May 29, 2020.
That’s a lot of changes, but ultimately of little consequence for most moviegoers. The main thing is Marvel plans to release one of its untitled movies sooner than expected, which is great news for fans of the MCU.