Disney has announced a bunch of new release dates for their feature film schedule and this includes a bunch of shifts for the Marvel Studios slate. Black Widow has now officially moved from May 1st into the Eternals slot on November 6th, something I predicted would happen early last month before the studio even announced the initial delay.
Here are the new Marvel Cinematic Universe release dates that Disney announced today, it also includes a previously unannounced official release date for Captain Marvel 2, which is now coming in the summer of 2022.
- Black Widow – November 6th, 2020
- Eternals – February 12th, 2021
- Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings – May 7th, 2021
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness – November 5th, 2021
- Thor: Love & Thunder – February 18th, 2022
- Black Panther 2 – May 6th, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 – July 8th, 2022
Captain Marvel 2’s 2022 release date would suggest that the film could begin shooting in the spring/summer of 2021, which likely depends if the 2020 productions are able to finish or even begin in some cases.
While November seems like a date that would be when things get back to normal, there is a chance that Disney could bump the dates, yet again. But that would likely happen sometime in the summer when they can get a better idea what the pandemic might look like in the fall/winter.
I wouldn’t think that this will be the end of the release date musical chairs, considering all the unknown factors involved.
Here is a new poster released by Marvel which oddly enough still mentions Alexandre Desplat as the film’s composer, despite assumptions he has been removed.