It feels like we recently reported the MCU would change their phase 4 lineup completely with new dates and here we are, reporting MORE Marvel movies have new dates. What is interesting about these, is that the dates previously occupied by Marvel/Disney releases, are now being shared with Sony’s Marvel movies.
First up is Venom 2, now titled Let There Be Carnage, has given up October of this year and is now hitting June 25, 2021. This slide is most likely due to post production and the increasing suspicion people may not flock to cinemas this fall.
This pushes Spider-Man 3 (a Sony/Marvel joint film) from July 2021 to November 5, 2021, giving us a full three course Sony Spider-Man property year when you include Venom and Morbius).
November 5 was originally held by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, now confirmed to be directed by Sam Raimi, however, that film has been delayed to a brand new date, March 25, 2022. What does this placement in the MCU timeline mean for the good doctor remains to be seen.
Thor: Love and Thunder sees a good movement, in that it now opens one week earlier on February 11, 2022, just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Having Christian Bale in this movie has people hyped and getting a fourth Thor movie during his upswing is a great thing.
Lastly, the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel has been delayed from April 2022 to October 7, 2022. While we know very little about this movie, we do know that we loved the original and can’t wait to see where this goes.
While we go through very interesting times and see the effect on cinema production, I don’t expect this to be the last time we update the MCU’s slate or any other movie for that matter.