Coronavirus Movie Delays: Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man To Be Put On Hold, Details Inside

Bhavna Acharya |Apr 28, 2020

Disney has announced coronavirus movie delays for its MCU movies while Sony has also postponed the theatrical release for Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Coronavirus Movie Delays: The distressing coronavirus outbreak has brought the Hollywood film industry to an inevitable halt. While the world is struggling to fight the pandemic, the movie industry has also adopted precautionary measures and put multiple blockbusters on hold. As filming-related activities have come to an absolute standstill, every motion picture projects from TV to the cinema has to stop indefinitely. As a consequence, the majority of film studios are now facing an unprecedented crisis.

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Doctor Strange is one of the much-anticipated movies which will be delayed due to the virus outbreak

Marvel Studios - one of Disney’s subsidiaries is among the worst affected franchises. The company has announced its coronavirus movie delays with its entire Phase 4 slate announced last year now being reshuffled due to the pandemic. Just weeks after announcing an immense overhaul of its forthcoming blockbusters, Disney has updated new release slates for Thor, Doctor Strange, and Black Widow.

The new theatrical release date for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has moved from Nov. 5, 2021, to March 25, 2022. While Disney decided to delay the Doctor Strange sequel, they gave Thor: Love and Thunder an earlier premiere date. The movie will now hit big screens on Feb. 11, 2022 (its previous slate was on Feb. 18)

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The movie slated to release on Nov 5, 2020, has been moved to March 25, 2021

Recently, Disney has announced a new release slate for another MCU’s phase 4 movie: Black Widow. The movie was supposed to have hit the theater in May. However, due to the unexpected COVID-19, Disney had to delay the movie and it will now open on November 6, 2020.

Sony is also one of the companies that have to make a lot of changes in their upcoming movies. There has been an official announcement from Sony to reshuffle the release dates for Into the Spider-Verse 2 and Spider-Man 3. The sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home which was originally scheduled to release on April 8, 2022, has recently got a new premier slate on Oct. 7, 2022. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the third Spider-Man movie will now premiere on Nov. 5, 2021 (moved from July 16, 2021).

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