Last month, Disney shifted the release dates of multiple high-profile theatrical releases, including many from Marvel Studios, such as Black Widow Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. On Friday, the studio has made more changes.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has used the time stone and moved from November 5, 2021 to March 25, 2022. The film was moved off its original May 2021 release to November 5 just last month.
Disney also moved the Taika Waititi directed Thor: Love and Thunder up one week from February 18, 2022 to February 11, 2022. So, not everything is getting pushed back.
Additionally, Sony and Marvel Studios is delaying the currently untitled third entry in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021.
Here is how the Marvel Cinematic Universe theatrical release schedule looks after today,
• Black Widow – November 6, 2020
• Eternals – February 12, 2021
•Shang-Chi – May 7, 2021
• Spider-Man 3: November 5, 2021
• Thor 4 – February 11, 2022
• Strange 2 – March 25, 2022
• Black Panther II – May 6, 2022
• Captain Marvel 2 – July 8, 2022
Directed by Sam Raimi (the original Spider-Man trilogy), the film is being written by the Disney+ Loki series Head Writer, and will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer supreme, as well as Benedict Wong returning as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.
Thor: Love and Thunder will see the return of Chris Hemsworth as the “God of Thunder” with Natalie Portman returning as Jane Foster a.k.a. Lady Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, along with Korg and Miek. Waititi recently teased the possible return of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner a.k.a. the Hulk, however that has yet to be confirmed.
As for Spider-Man 3, not much is known on the project except Jon Watts will return to direct Holland as the web-slinger, though it is expected to see the return of Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter