The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been dominating the box office for over a decade, captivating audiences with its thrilling superhero stories and epic crossovers. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, several highly anticipated Marvel movies have faced delays in their release dates. Let’s take a closer look at which films have been affected.
One of the most anticipated releases of 2020 was “Black Widow,” which delves into the backstory of Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson. Originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, the film was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans eagerly awaited this long-overdue solo film for the beloved Avenger.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” marks Marvel’s first Asian-led superhero film. Starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, this movie explores his journey as he confronts his past while being drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings organization. Initially set to hit theaters in February 2021, it was postponed until September 2021.
“Eternals” brings together an incredible ensemble cast, including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington. This film introduces a new team of superheroes who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. Originally slated for November 2020, it will now be released in November 2021.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The third installment in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man franchise has generated immense excitement among fans. Titled “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” it promises to explore the multiverse and feature multiple Spider-Men from different universes. Its release was pushed back from July 2021 to December 2021.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Following the events of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will delve deeper into the concept of multiple dimensions and realities. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, this film has been rescheduled from March 2022 to May 2022.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor fans are eagerly anticipating the fourth installment of the Thor franchise, titled “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Directed by Taika Waititi, this movie will feature Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as the new Thor. Originally set for a November 2021 release, it has been delayed until February 2022.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has experienced several delays in its upcoming releases due to various factors. Fans around the world have patiently waited for these highly anticipated movies to hit theaters.
While these delays may be disappointing, they also serve as a reminder that sometimes even superheroes face unforeseen obstacles. However, rest assured that Marvel Studios is working hard to deliver these films and continue expanding this beloved universe for fans everywhere.