Disney has reportedly delayed release date of several upcoming films, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from March 25 to May 6, Thor: Love and Thunder from May 6 to July 8 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from July 8 to Nov, The Marvels to early 2023 and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from Feb. 17 to July 28, 2023.
Along with the these, Disney has postpones the fifth series of Indiana Jones nearly a year. The still-untitled film, starring Harrison Ford as the fedora-wearing, swashbuckling archaeologist, will open on June 30, 2023 instead of July 29, 2022.
Four untitled 2023 movies from Marvel, 20th Century and Disney’s live-action division, have been removed from the calendar, while one untitled Marvel movie has relocated from Nov. 10 to Nov. 3, 2023.
The delayed is related to production and not box office returns, according to sources at Disney. The next Black Panther entry, for one, is still filming in Atlanta. Since Marvel has become an interconnected and meticulously planned universe — which spans dozens of film and several new television series — any production delay causes a domino effect on the rest of the franchise.
As for Indiana Jones, the 79-year-old Ford sustained a shoulder injury on set in June, requiring the actor to take a break from filming while he healed. Though director James Mangold continued to shoot without Ford, there are a limited amount of scenes that don’t involve the adventurer. Ford has since recovered and returned to set.
Here is the list of some movies with its updated release dates:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness previously dated on 3/25/22 moves to 5/6/22
Thor: Love and Thunder previously dated on 5/6/22 moves to 7/8/22
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever previously dated on 7/8/22 moves to 11/11/22
Untitled Indiana Jones previously dated on 7/29/22 moves to 6/30/23
The Marvels previously dated on 11/11/22 moves to 2/17/23
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania previously dated on 2/17/23 moves to 7/28/23