Just when you thought the release date changes have come to an end, Disney has just shifted its entire Marvel movie theatrical schedule for 2022 and beyond.
Deadline confirms that the the changes stems from a domino effect going on with production and filmmakers. Some titles are contending with finishing scenarios while others are in production. This is how Disney is solving it, and when you come to think of it, most of the dates were already reserved by the studio for Marvel fare; they’re just moving titles from one slot to the next.
Along with MCU films, Indiana Jones sequel, which was sitting on the same release date as Warner Bros/DC’s Black Adam next year (on July 29, 2022), now moves to June 30, 2023.
Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will now kick off summer 2022 on May 6 instead of opening on March 25, 2022. That will push Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder from that summer kickoff date to July 8, 2022.
The moves will push Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from Ryan Coogler off its date to November 11, 2022.
Black Panther 2 knocks The Marvels from filmmaker Nia DaCosta from November 11 next year to February 17, 2023. No other tentpoles are dated against it.
This will then push Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from that date to July 28, 2023. No competition for Ant-Man 3 on its new date, either.
This is huge news and while there is a change, it’s not too large of a wait.