There’s been a shifting in the calendar, did you feel it?
Marvel Studios has secured release dates for five future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that will take the franchise to the end of 2023. Let’s rundown every MCU film coming out after today. New release dates will be in bold and in brackets I include the film I think might be slotted in that spot.
- Black Widow – May 1, 2020
- The Eternals – November 6, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – February 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
- Untitled Spider-Man sequel – July 16, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder – November 5, 2021
- February 18, 2022 (Captain Marvel 2)
- Black Panther II – May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022 (Ant-Man 3)
- October 7, 2022 (Blade)
- February 17, 2023 (The Eternals 2)
- May 5, 2023 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3)
- July 28, 2023 (Spider-Man 4; yeah, it’s a pipe dream)
- November 3, 2023 (The Fantastic Four)
What films do you think might fill those open spots?
In other release date news, Variety reports Godzilla vs. Kong has been pushed from March 13, 2020 back to November 20, 2020. After King of the Monsters underperformed earlier this year, I’m wondering if the film might undergo reshoots. Or Warner Bros. is just moving the film to what they think is a safer month.
Also, THR notes that Fox has shifted some films around. The King’s Man has been moved from February 14, 2020 to September 18, 2020. Deep Water and the Ridley Scott-directed historical drama The Last Duel will now open on November 13, 2020 and December 25, 2020 (with a wide release on January 8, 2021).
Are you disappointed that Godzilla vs. Kong and The King’s Man have been delayed? The Kingsman prequel was originally supposed to have come out this month before the Fox-Disney deal delayed it the first time. I just want to see the movie, Disney!