Marvel fans will have to wait a little longer for a series of films from phase 4. Disney is delaying the release of quite a few theatrical films in one fell swoop. We also have to be a little more patient for the new Indiana Jones film.
Many films only run for a few months, for example, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) has been postponed from March 23, 2022 to May 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) will not hit theaters in May 2022, but only until May 2022. July 2022. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) has been moved from July 2022 to November 2022 and finally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) is moved from February 2023 to July 2023.
According to Disney, the reason for this delay is on the side of production and does not depend on the number of moviegoers this time. For example, Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) was recently a moderate success in the cinema. The new Black Panther movie is still shooting in Atlanta at the moment, and delays in one production will affect the entire series.
As for Indiana Jones 5 (2022), which has been postponed for an entire year from July 2022 to June 2023; the film was recently forced to take a break from filming after 79-year-old Harrison Ford suffered a shoulder injury on set. The protagonist has since recovered and is back on set.
With a number of previous films, Disney experimented with a digital release on Disney+ on the day of theatrical release, such as with Black Widow (2021). For now, the studio is moving away from this strategy. All films released in 2021 will be screened exclusively in theaters for 45 days before being released on demand. The studio has not yet announced how they will tackle this in 2022 and beyond.
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