Marvel Studios has announced a bunch of date changes for its films that will have a knock-on effect for literally years.
When Black Widow was pulled from its May 1 release date, speculation started to run wild where it would land. While some theories even suggested it would go to Disney Plus – there was zero chance of that happening – it will be staying in theaters. Marvel Studios have taken the most obvious solution and just pushed all of its films back by one release date.
Everything will kick off with Black Widow taking over The Eternals release date and then it just falls like dominos.
- Black Widow – Nov. 6, 2020 (formerly May 1, 2020)
- The Eternals – Feb. 12, 2021 (formerly Shang-Chi’s date)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – May 7, 2021 (formerly Doctor Strange 2’s date)
- Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – Nov. 5, 2021 (Formerly Thor: Love and Thunder’s date)
- Thor: Love and Thunder – Feb. 18, 2022
- Black Panther 2 – May 8, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 – July 8, 2022
What isn’t mentioned here is where Spider-Man 3 will land. It’s currently slated for July 2021, but that seems like a potential miss now.
These moves seemed inevitable, and they were definitely necessary. We expect to hear some announcements in the not too distant future about all of the Marvel shows on Disney Plus moving back as well to line up in between the new film dates.