Disney Delays Release of Indiana Jones, Marvel Movies

New Indiana Jones movie has been pushed back a year
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2021 5:00 PM CDT
Disney Delays Release of Indiana Jones, Marvel Movies
This image released by Disney shows Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Letitia Wright in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther."   (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

(Newser) – The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the untitled Indiana Jones movie and the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever. The company said Monday that the fifth Indiana Jones, a James Mangold-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced installment which sees the return of Harrison Ford as the adventurous archaeologist, will be delayed almost a year and open in theaters in June 2023, the AP reports. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has also been pushed several months, from July 2022 to November 2022. Both films are currently in production.

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Other Marvel titles like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Marvels, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania were also all delayed several months. The new schedule can be seen here. Anthony D'Alessandro at Deadline says there's "no need to be alarmed." He says sources have told him there hasn't been a change to Disney's distribution strategy. "It’s all on account of a domino effect going on with production and filmmakers," he writes. "Some titles are contending with finishing scenarios while others are in production. This is how Disney is solving it."

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