Marvel Phase 4 Is In Danger? 3 New Movies Delayed!

Three movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 has been delayed, and they are, Black Widow, Eternals, and Shang-Chi. However the rest of the phase 4 has not yet been touched by Marvel. The fans of the cinematic universe are worried about the future as three movies are already delayed, what about the rest of the phase 4?

The phase 4 slate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed by the Marvel Studios, and it may impact the movies coming out later down the line. After the end of the Infinity Saga, the year 2020, was scheduled to be the start of a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The majority of the last year of the Marvel Studios went on announcing the upcoming movies, and the first slate of Disney plus TV shows, and getting all of the fans, very excited to see what is going to come next. Unfortunately, the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, has caused repeated delays to the phase 4 of the marvel cinematic universe. With all the theatres and the productions of the web series, television series, and movies shutting down in the month of March, Marvel waited as long as they could before making an announcement that they are sweeping changes to the phase 4.

Marvel Phase 4 | 3 movies delayed due to COVID-19

When the time to finally unveil the new slate came, Black Widow become the sole 2020 theatrical release. There have been several other delays that have come since then, leaving the MCU calendar a bit scattered. The shuffling of the release date left the year 2021 with two brand new franchises and Spider-Man 3 as the lone sequel, while the year 2022, was filled with four highly anticipated sequels and no new properties. In some of the instances, even the placements of these films was questionable, and as the four movies of MCU of the year 2022, are slated to come out within five months.

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Disney officially announced that the Phase 4 slate of MCU movies wouldn’t begin in 2020 anymore, as Black Widow has been delayed to 2021. Originally scheduled to hit theatres May 1, 2020, Scarlett Johansson’s long-awaited solo film was moved to November 6, 2020, earlier this year. Now, the decision has been made to move Black Widow back to May 7, 2021. This date was previously occupied by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and means MCU fans will wait a full year longer for Black Widow than originally planned.

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