It seems that the recovery of the Hollywood film industry after the great blow of the coronavirus pandemic, from which we are now pulling our heads out and despite the brave bets that have been happening, including those of Disney and Marvel, is not settling down.
During the last two years, the studios have decided to delay the release of some of their most important films, which needed a decent response at the worldwide box office to make a profit or, at least, to justify the millionaire investment.
Now, The Walt Disney Company is repeating this trend by delaying the release of seven of its films. Six of them are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it is cutting four others, two belonging to the superheroic saga.
– Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness moves from March 25, 2022 to May 5.
– Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder moves from June 6, 2022 to July 8.
– Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever moves from August 7, 2022 to November 11.
– Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels moves from November 11, 2022 to February 17, 2023.
– The fifth Indiana Jones film, directed by James Mangold, moves from July 29, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
– Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania moves from February 17, 2023 to July 28.
– Another as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project moves from Oct. 11, 2023, to Nov. 3.
– An untitled live-action feature whose release date was July 14, 2023, is removed from the set schedule.
– Two other Marvel Studios films, set for release on July 28 and October 6, 2023, disappear as well.
– An untitled film set in the 20th century, which we would see from October 20, 2023, fizzles out.