The Marvel Cinematic Universe launch calendar has moved once more. With the continued coronavirus pandemic persevering with to affect theatres, Disney has moved the subsequent three Marvel films: Black Widow, Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Scarlett Johansson-led solo Black Widow film has been pushed a further six months from November 6 to Might 7, 2021. The debut of Shang-Chi will now happen two months later; as an alternative of Might 7, 2021, the movie will open July 9, 2021. And lastly, the wild new MCU growth Eternals has been delayed 9 months from February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
Primarily, Part 4 of the MCU has been pushed again a 12 months. Black Widow was initially set for April / Might 2020 and Eternals for November 2020. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the least impacted right here, and the brand new delays additionally imply that Shang-Chi will now arrive earlier than Eternals, not like earlier than. Extra importantly, with COVID-19 wrecking theatrical plans for everybody, MCU Part four will now start on the small display. WandaVision is ready to premiere in December on Disney+ Hotstar, whereas The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki are each set for early 2021. In fact, they could possibly be moved once more.
The MCU film delays had been anticipated and one thing we had beforehand heard about. Now it is official. After Christopher Nolan’s Tenet did not ship as anticipated for Warner Bros. on the American field workplace, the studio pushed its subsequent main film — Marvel Girl 1984 — from early October to Christmas. However Disney is preferring to be even safer with its blockbuster releases. Not one of the movies in 2020 it now has are that massive: The Empty Man (October 23), Pixar’s Soul (November 20), Ryan Reynolds’ Free Man (December 11), and Demise on the Nile (now December 18). Some anticipate Soul to finish up on Disney+.
Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani tweeted: “Marvel made the suitable [and] accountable choice. There is a pandemic. Nothing is extra vital than well being [and] lives. I can not inform [people] to go to a film theatre till I really feel secure going to at least one. Care for yourselves. I promise it’s going to be well worth the wait!”
For these of us in India, that is truly excellent news. Whereas some components of the world are returning to normalcy, the pandemic is in full power right here. And whereas the federal government has largely lifted restrictions, theatres stay shut, until September 30 for now. It is why Tenet continues to be with out an India launch date, and why we would have missed Marvel films too if they’d launched in the course of the pandemic. The delays till Might give us the next probability of seeing the upcoming MCU entries similtaneously everybody else.
In fact, meaning little within the grand scheme of issues. Formally, India has the second highest case rely on the planet, after the US, and over a thousand Indians are dying day by day of COVID-19. Nonetheless, the movie trade has been making a substantial push on social media to reopen theatres underneath the hashtag “#UnlockCinemaSaveJobs”, at the same time as most consultants agree that going to theatres shouldn’t be secure.
Black Widow is now slated for Might 7, 2021, adopted by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9, 2021, Eternals on November 5, 2021, Spider-Man three on December 17, 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on February 11, 2022, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity on March 25, 2022, Black Panther II on Might 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022.