Disney Reshuffles Marvel, Star Wars, and Original IP Release Dates

Disney Reshuffles Marvel, Star Wars, and Original IP Release Dates

With the recent allegations against Kang actor Jonathan Majors and Damon Lindelof leaving his Star Wars project, it doesn’t look like things are running smoothly behind-the-scenes at Disney. We don’t have any specifics, but news has just dropped that Disney is now looking to delay several of their announced projects for over a year.

Variety reports that several Marvel projects have been pushed back with Captain America: Brave New World moving from May 2024 to July 26, 2024. This move has effectively pushed back Thunderbolts (Dec. 20, 2024), Blade (Feb. 14, 2023), and Fantastic Four (May 2, 2025). Avengers: The Kang Dynasty gets delayed by a year to May 1, 2026, pushing back Secret Wars to May 7, 2027.

Oddly enough though, Deadpool 3, has been pushed forward, moving from a November 2024 release to May 3, 2024.

As for other IP, we’re getting two separate Star Wars films coming out on May 22, 2026 and Dec. 17, 2027. The live-action Moana movie starring Dwayne Johnson comes out on June 27, 2025, and the release dates for the Avatar sequels have shifted to Dec. 19, 2025, Dec. 21, 2029, and Dec. 19, 2031.

A huge factor to the delay is also the currently ongoing WGA Strike, which has effectively halted all projects in development. Hopefully studios reach a compromise soon, because not only is this affecting multiple films, but television as well.

With a franchise as huge as Disney, you can’t blame them for planning ahead as far as they are, but with all these release date shifts, maybe the studio should just adapt the game studio method of being vaguer with release dates.

It’s just an idea.

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