The Coronavirus pandemic is obviously dominating the news right now. With people being isolated at home, and much of the entertainment world being pretty much shut down, there’s been such a weird and unorthodox stance in the world. The world is at a standstill, and everything is being either cancelled or postponed. One of the biggest events effected has been cinema, with release dates being postponed and productions being shut down until further notice. And, in the geek world, Marvel movies are so beloved that their postponement is hitting extra hard. Now, we have a tentative list of release dates for the MCU’s Phase 4, and it looks like Disney is simply shifting them all back.
Thanks to Deadline, Marvel is shifting their Phase 4 movies back one slot.
“Black Widow is taking over Eternals’ Nov. 6 slot, which is setting off an even Marvel pic chain reaction whereby Eternals moves to Feb. 12, 2021 (Shang-Chi’s old date); Shang-Chi moves to May 7, 2021 (Doctor Strange 2’s old date); Doctor Strange 2 moves to Nov. 5, 2021 (Thor: Love and Thunder’s old date), Thor: Love And Thunder moves to Feb. 18, 2022 which was a spot for an untitled Marvel pic.”
This, of course, makes the most sense. While some sites are spreading rumors that Marvel is releasing Black Widow on Disney+, it looks like Disney is not looking to lose their shirt on the film by giving it away for free. And, while it sucks to have to wait longer for all of these MCU films, it isn’t too long of a wait, and seeing these movies on the big screen is exactly how they should be seen. Hopefully, the world gets back to normal soon, and we can all get back to our regular stories and fun times.
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