Disney Reveals Updated Release Schedule for Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted release schedules for numerous films.

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four is announced with cast members during the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed numerous film releases set for this year, including a number of Disney flicks.

Now, Disney has announced the schedule for a slate of forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange 2, Thor 4, and Captain Marvel 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Black Widow is set to release on Nov. 6, which was the release date for Eternals, which has been pushed back to Feb. 12, 2021. That date was previously held for Shang-Chi, which has moved to May 7, 2021—and that release date was for Doctor Strange 2, which has been relocated Nov. 5, 2021. Thor 4 is now set for a Feb. 28, 2022 release. Black Panther 2 will release on schedule on May 8, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 has moved to July 8, 2022. 

Mulan and Black Widow were among the first big theatrical releases to see a delay. Mulan is now set for a July 24 release—and Jungle Cruise has been moved to a July 30, 2021 arrival. Artemis Fowl will be released directly on Disney+.

Movie theaters across the U.S. and the world have been shuttered. In mid-March, the first Chinese cinema that opened since the closures got zero customers—and later that month, China decided to shut down all its cinemas again. Coronavirus’ ripple effect has been hitting major Hollywood studios and causing a major shift in the release calendar until 2021.

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