Because it is still unclear if and when countries around the world will make it past the Covid 19 pandemic, there is no way to know when it will be safe for the public to return to everyday life and to pile up in cinemas. As a result, Disney has postponed the release dates of a number of its large-budget films that should premiere this spring, such as Mulan and Black Widow . , and some other drastic film release decisions.
Today Disney announced that it is now planned to release Mulan on an optimistic July 24th before the release date for its live-action movie Jungle Cruise the release date of which was postponed until July 30, 2021. Likewise Black Widow & # 39; The movie premiere has now been postponed to November 6th, causing other Marvel Cinematic Universe films to be postponed in turn.
The Eternals encountered May 21, 2021 – Doctor Strange in the originally planned start date of the Multiverse of Madness . Doctor Strange doesn't go crazy until November 5, 2021, and this change has postponed the publication of Thor: Love and Thunder to February 28, 2022. Oddly enough the release date of] Captain Marvel 2 is delayed until July 8, 2022. THR also noted: “The untitled Indiana Jones film will be available from July 9, 2021 to July at Year postponed 29, 2022. ”(No update was offered for the already heavily relocated new mutants .)
About the massive reshuffling of the schedule The company also made an interesting decision to release Artemis Fowl on Disney + in the near future instead of releasing it in cinemas on May 29 as originally planned. This is the first such example ( in the United States ) in our current global climate, in which a Hollywood film intended for the theatrical release is directed to a streaming service and is not sent to VOD.  "Since the audience is barely able to attend theater in the current environment, we are pleased to be able to offer the premiere of Artemis Fowl on Disney +," said Ricky Strauss, President, Content & Marketing at Disney +, in a press release. “Director Kenneth Branagh and his spectacular cast lead the audience straight into the lively fantasy world of the beloved book that fans have been waiting for years to bring to life on screen. It's great family entertainment that is the perfect complement to Disney + summer. "
Disney is doing the right thing to make it clear that it understands the reality that people won't be seeing films in theaters in the near future. However, these new release dates are by no means guaranteed, as it is not foreseeable how the coming ones will be Months will look like how the world is dealing with the pandemic.
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