Disney Delays Sequels to Marvel’s Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Thor and More
Walt Disney has announced that it will be delaying a number of movies including some Marvel ones such as Doctor Strange and Thor from its future schedule as Covid-19 continues to disrupt premiere plans.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will now premiere on May 6, 2022. It was originally scheduled for release on March 25, 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder will also see its release date pushed from May 6, 2022, to July 8, 2022, according to the company's announcement on October 18.
Some other notable moves include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever being moved to November 11, 2022, from July 8, 2022.
An Indiana Jones film that has yet to be titled will also be released on June 30, 2023. It was originally supposed to be released on July 29, 2022, Disney said.
The delay is likely due to the fact that the box office is still recovering from shutdowns caused by Covid-19 as well as prevailing restrictions and fears.
In fact, more studios have been opting to release new movies online as well as in theatres simultaneously to encourage more people to watch.