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Marvel Studios was ready to kick off Phase 4 in May, but thanks to COVID-19, Disney has decided to push the entire slate back. Now Phase 4 is set to begin in November, and all the movies after it have been pushed back as well.
As per Disney, here are the new release dates starting with Black Widow in November:
Black Widow – Nov. 6
Eternals – Feb. 12, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – May 7, 2021
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – Nov. 5, 2021
Thor: Love and Thunder – Feb. 18, 2021
Besides Phase 4, we also have release dates for Phase 5 entries. Black Panther 2 is now set to come out on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 is aiming for a release on July 8, 2022.
Though there haven’t been any official announcements, we should also expect a delay on the upcoming Disney+ shows like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Production was cancelled thanks to the Coronavirus, so we should expect it to get back on track when things start to blow over. If one show does come out on time, I’m expecting it to be WandaVision, seeing as they reported the wrap of the show before lockdowns and quarantines started kicking in.
Though this is sure to come out as a bummer for fans, they can’t deny that a global pandemic has the priority over a bunch of blockbuster films. At least now we know we have a solid release dates rather than us just speculating when things will come out for months.
Catch Black Widow when it comes out Nov. 6.