After most TV show and movie productions shut down, it should come as no surprise that companies like Disney are thinking about postponing the release dates of their upcoming movies. Today Disney has announced that they’re moving around the release dates of various movies that they were planning on releasing in the next two years. The following movies have had their release dates moved;
Disney’s ‘Mulan’ has a new release date of July 24, 2020, after originally planning to arrive on March 27th. That slot was previously held by ‘Jungle Cruise,’ which will now be released on July 30th, 2021. ‘Free Guy’ will be moving to December 11, 2020, out of July 3rd. ‘Bob’s Burgers’ will be released on April 9, 2021, instead of July 17th this year. Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ has a new release date of October 16th, instead of July 24th. The long-gestating ‘Indiana Jones 5’ now has a date of July 29, 2022, instead of July 9, 2021.
Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ will not be getting a theatrical release, and instead premiere exclusively on Disney+, at a date that will be determined later.
Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ will come to theaters (for real) on November 6, 2020. This has created a domino effect, with ‘Eternals’ moving to February 12, 2021, ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ going to May 7, 2021, ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness’ heading all the way to November 5, 2021, and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ landing February 18, 2022.
Previously, it was revealed that Disney was going to release two untitled Marvel movies in 2022. Now we know one of those movies is ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ with a release date of July 8, 2022. The other untitled Marvel movie has now been removed from the schedule, which was on February 18, 2022, and likely the third ‘Ant-Man’ film.
As you can see, Disney had originally planned out their movie schedule very carefully. Having to postpone a few of them caused a chain reaction, resulting in Disney needing to overhaul their entire movie schedule.