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Disney delays Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi again

Disney has shifted some release dates for their upcoming films from 2020 and beyond including Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and more.

Black Widow, the first film in Marvel’s Phase 4 was pushed from May 7, 2021, to July 9th, 2021 while also coming to isney+ Premier Access and theatres.

Eternals which was recently set for February 2021 will now be pushed to November 5, 2021.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings shifts from July 9th, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to debut on March 25th, 2022, it was previously set to November 5th, 2021

Thor: Love and Thunder hit theatres on May 6th, 2022, previously set to February 2022.

Black Panther 2 has shifted to July 8, 2022 release date and Captain Marvel 2 has a November 11th, 2022 release date.

Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has been pushed by a year to July 20th, 2021.

Meanwhile, the fifth Indiana Jones has moved to July 29th, 2022 from its summer 2021 release date.

Indiana Jones

Artemis Foul which was set for theatres on May 29th, 2020 will now skip a theatrical release and go straight to Disney+ on June 12th.

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake has been pushed a year to December 10th, 2021.

Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi has shifted release dates from December 11th, 2020 to May 21st, 2021.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie based on the animated show was originally slated for July 17th, 2020 and has been shifted to April 9th, 2021.

Here’s a complete list of Disney’s updated schedule through 2027.

Films that have release changed release dates or added to the schedule are noted in bold.

2020 Films

  • Mulan (Disney)—September 4 (on Disney+)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield – August 28
  • The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures)—TBD (previously October 16, 2020)
  • Empty Man (20th Century Studios)—October 23
  • Soul (Disney and Pixar)— December 25th (on Disney+)

2021 Films

  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Studios)—January 22
  • Antlers – Undated
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Animation Studios)—March 5
  • Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Studios)—TBA
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong (20th Century Studios)—April 23
  • Cruella (Disney)—May 28
  • Luca (Pixar)—June 18 (on Disney+)
  • Black Widow (Marvel Studios)—July 9
  • Jungle Cruise (Disney)—July 30
  • Free Guy (20th Century Studios)——August 13
  • The Beatles: Get Back (Disney)—August 27
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel Studios) – September 3
  • Untitled 20th Century—October 1
  • The Last Duel (20th Century Studios) — October 15
  • Untitled 20th Century—October 22
  • Eternals (Marvel Studios)—November 5
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action—November 19
  • Encanto (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – November 24
  • Untitled 20th Century—December 3
  • West Side Story (20th Century Studios)—December 10
  • The Kings Man (20th Century Studios) – December 22

2022 Films

  • Untitled 20th Century—January 7, 2022
  • Deep Water (20th Century Studios)—January 14
  • The Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios) – February 11
  • Turning Red (Pixar)—March 11
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios)—March 25
  • Untitled 20th Century—April 8
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (Marvel Studios)—May 6
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action—May 27
  • Untitled 20th Century—June 10
  • Lightyear (Pixar)—June 17
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)—July 8
  • Untitled Indiana Jones (Disney)—July 29
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action—August 12
  • Untitled 20th Century—September 16
  • Untitled Marvel—October 7
  • Untitled 20th Century—October 21
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action—November 4
  • The Marvels (Marvel Studios)—November 11
  • Untitled Disney Animation—November 23
  • Avatar 2 (20th Century Studios) —December 16 (previously December 17, 2021)
  • Untitled 20th Century—December 23

2023 Films

  • Untitled Fox film – January 13th
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (Marvel Studios) – February 17th
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – March 10th
  • Untitled Fox film – March 24th
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – May 5th
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – May 26th
  • Untitled Fox film – June 9th
  • Untitled Pixar Animation Film – June 16th
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – July 14th
  • Untitled Marvel Film – July 28th
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – August 11th
  • Untitled Fox film – September 15th
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – October 6th
  • Untitled Fox film – October 20th
  • Untitled Marvel Film – November 3rd
  • Untitled Fox film – November 10th
  • Untitled Disney Animation – November 22nd
  • Untitled Disney Live-Action – December 15th
  • Rogue Squadron – December 22nd (previously December 23, 2022)

2024 Films

  • Avatar 3 – December 20th (previously December 22, 2023)

2025 Films

  • Untitled Star Wars Film – December 19th (previously December 22, 2024)

2026 Films

  • Avatar 4 – December 18th (previously December 18, 2025)

2027 Films

  • Untitled Star Wars Film – December 17th (previously December 18, 2026)

2028 Films

  • Avatar 5 – December 22 (previously December 17, 2027)

Update – July 23rd, 2020: Disney has once again shifted the release date of some of their upcoming films including Avatar sequels and upcoming Star Wars films.

The Mulan live-action remake was most recently set for an August 2020 release has now be taken off the schedule for the time being. It was previously set for March and then July 24th was the most recent release date.

“Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, and today that means pausing our release plans for ‘Mulan’ as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement.

Update – September 23, 2020: Disney has once again shifted release dates for Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and many more from 20th Century Studios.

This year (2020) will be the first year without an MCU film released since 2009.

This article has been updated to reflect the new changes in bold. The company previously shifted some release dates back in April and then in July.

Update – March 23rd, 2021: Disney has shifted the release dates of Black Widow and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, along with a few other films.

You can out more about the release date changes here.

Update – May 3rd, 2021: Disney has updated their Marvel film release schedule for Phase 4, including revealing the official titles for the Black Panther and Captain Marvel sequels.

Black Panther 2 will now be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film is set for a July 8th, 2022 release date.

The sequel to Captain Marvel will be called The Marvels because Ms. Marvel (who will make her MCU debut in her own Disney+ series this fall) will be appearing in the film.

The Marvels is set for a November 11, 2022 release date.

Source: Disney


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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