On Monday, Oct. 18, the Walt Disney Company announced its revised production plan, thus confirming that Marvel Studios sequels will be postponed by many months, and the next big-screen episode of adventurer “Indiana Jones” will be released in 2023.
The sequels from Marvel Studios are all interrelated. As a result, delays in a title have a massive impact on the hugely popular franchise, which amounts to billions of dollars.
According to the new plan, “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” has been moved from March 25 to May 6, 2022.
Marvel was obliged to postpone the release of its other superhero movies scheduled for 2022 due to this. The May 6 release date for “Thor: Love and Thunder” has been delayed to July 8, 2022.
As Reuters informed, instead of being released in July, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released on Nov. 11, 2022.
According to the filmmakers, the late Chadwick Boseman’s key position in the Black Panther movie will not be recast for the sequel.
“The Marvels” has been moved to February 2023, while “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” has been rescheduled to July 2023, among other changes.
In the meantime, the Indiana Jones fifth and final film has been postponed from July 2022 to June 2023.
Harrison Ford, the leading actor, will be 81 years old by the time of the first release, provided the new date is hold. Last June, he suffered a shoulder injury rehearsing an action scene on the set.
He initially played archaeologist Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, just a few years after reaching worldwide renown as Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie.
The two famous sequels were smash hits, with Sean Connery playing Indiana Jones’ father in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989.
In May, filmmaker James Mangold began filming the still untitled fifth and final instalment in the United Kingdom. It was supposed to come out in the summer of 2022.
Multiple times during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollywood studios shifted their film plans. Big blockbusters are expected to help entice audiences back to theaters after a prolonged shutdown.