'Black Widow', 'Mulan', 'Jungle Cruise', and Many Others Receive New Release Dates from Disney
Disney-Pixar's Onward is already on Disney+ due to the effects of COVID-19. Now many Disney releases are getting new dates due to the pandemic.
Disney essentially overhauled its entire 2020, 2021, and 2022 theatrical calendar. This isn't a normal move for a Friday in April but is anything normal anymore? The first action of business was potential Disney blockbusters Mulan and Black Widow now have new dates.
Mulan will now be released on July 24, 2020. Jungle Cruise which stars The Rock and Emily Blunt will now release a year from its original release date on July 30, 2022. Disney is currently keeping Disney-Pixar's Soul on the calendar on June 19. Disney executives are probably hoping that Soul doesn't suffer the same fate as Onward.
Black Widow is now opening on November 6. The MCU will be all delayed but thankfully nothing will be delayed too long as The Eternals will open on February 12, 2021. Shang-Chi will release on May 7, 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now getting a November 5, 2021 release. Thor Love and Thunder moved to February 18, 2022. Black Panther 2 is keeping its May 6, 2022 release date and Marvel Studios officially dated Captain Marvel 2 for July 8, 2022.
Spider-Man 3 which is a part of the MCU is scheduled to release on July 16, 2021. Yet, that decision is up to Sony. It is possible we won't see Tom Holland as Peter Parker again until later.
Artemis Fowl is skipping theaters and will be released on Disney+ instead.
Disney's other studios like 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures have been affected by the reshuffle. Ryan Reynolds Free Guy is now slated to open on December 11. Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch is moving from August to October 16. The New Mutants, Woman in the Window, Antlers and The Personal History of David Copperfield remain without release dates.
Indiana Jones 5 is moving a full year to July 29, 2022. Disney is also keeping the dates for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Ridley Scott's The Last Duel.
So a lot of dominoes have fallen for Disney's theatrical slate. I'm sure more updates will be arriving shortly regarding other release dates especially the Marvel Studios Disney+ series.
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