According to Comicbook.com, Marvel Studios and Disney pushed back almost every movie on the studio’s release slate yesterday on Monday. This is one of the most widespread release date changes since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the delays this time aren’t necessarily COVID-related. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirms they’re related to production schedules on a couple of upcoming movies.
Feige says, “It’s production shifts and changes, and because we have so many slots, we can just shift slots. All the Marvel slots are the same, we’re just shifting when they’re coming out. And yes, Strange [in the Multiverse of Madness] has moved six weeks, so instead of there being three months between Marvel movies, there will be five months between Marvel movies and I think we can all handle that.”
Instead of opening up in March, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases in the early May date previously held by Thor: Love and Thunder. That puts almost five months between the Strange sequel and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which opens this December.
Marvel’s Eternals his theaters on November 5th. Be sure to mark the date and anticipate the releases of the rest of the Phase 4 films in the next year.