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Disney and Marvel Cinematic Universe Announce New Theatrical Release Dates Delayed by Coronavirus

Sunday, April 5, 2020


On Friday (April 3) Disney announced new theatrical release dates for upcoming movies, which are delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement included highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe title dates for films Black Widow, Thor and more.



Updated Disney theatrical release dates include:


  • Mulan will now open on July 24th, 2020.

  • Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds will now open on December 11, 2020.

  • Jungle Cruise will now open on July 30th, 2021.

  • Disney’s fifth Indiana Jones film is slated to open July 29th, 2022. The film remains untitled.

  • Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch will open October 16th, 2020.




Many Marvel titles were moved to accommodate the release of the Black Widow which will be the first movie in the first film fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many theatrical release dates were not not moved to streaming first to avoid catastrophic losses to the studios.


  • Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson will open on November 6th, 2020.

  • The Eternals will open on February, 12th, 2021

  • Shang- Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings will now open on May 7th, 2021

  • Spider-Man: the fifth film of Phase Four will open on July 16th, 2021

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to November 5th, 2021

  • Thor: Love and Thunder will now open on February 18th, 2022

  • Black Panther 2 will open May 8th, 2022

  • Captain Marvel 2 will open two weeks early on July 8th, 2022



On streaming, Disney Plus will exclusively debut the release of Artemis Fowl.