As Disney/Marvel’s Eternals is being aggressively buzzed to possibly open at $100M, and their co-production with Sony, Spider-Man: No Way Home even more, the Burbank, CA has just shifted their entire Marvel movie theatrical schedule for 2022 and beyond.
Exhibition, no need to be alarmed: This has nothing to do with a change in distribution strategy, I’m informed. It’s all on account of a domino effect that is 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. Even better, the new Indiana Jones movie was sitting on the same release date as Warner Bros./DC’s Black Adam next year, on July 29, 2022; the movie starring Chris Pratt now moves to June 30, 2023; Independence Day weekend where Universal already has an untitled Illumination movie.
Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will now kick off summer 2022 on May 6 instead of opening no March 25, 2022. That will push Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder from that summer kickoff date to July 8, 2022.
That will then push Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from Ryan Coogler off that date to Nov. 11, 2022. The movie is currently in production and will wrap sometime late next month.
Black Panther 2 knocks The Marvels from filmmaker Nia DaCosta from Nov. 11 next year to Feb. 17, 2023.
This will then push Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from that date to July 28, 2023.
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION (Disney) previously dated on 7/14/23 is removed from schedule
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 7/28/23 is removed from schedule
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 10/6/23 is removed from schedule
UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY (20th) previously dated on 10/20/23 is removed from schedule
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 11/10/23 moves to 11/3/23