Marvel Shuffle: ‘Thor,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ And ‘Spider-Man’ Sequels Get Rescheduled
by Erik Amaya
It seems we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn how Spider-Man (Tom Holland) clears his name.
Deadline reports the second sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming has been delayed from a July release date next year to November 5, 2021. The move is hardly surprising as the studio still wants Holland to shoot its long-gestating Uncharted adaptation before swinging back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his third solo Spider-Man flick. The move also reflects changes in Marvel Studios’ calendar as its entire Phase 4 initiative has been on hold since the Coronavirus outbreak shutdown movie theaters across the world in late winter and early spring.
And speaking of Marvel, because of Spider-Man‘s new release date, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is leaving its rescheduled date of November 5th, 2021 to March 25th, 2022. Additionally, Thor: Love and Thunder is moving up a week to February 11th, 2022 — and considering both films will feature Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in some capacity, the closeness of these release dates is likely no accident.
Back on the Sony side, Variety reports the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel has also moved to October 7th, 2022; presumably a precautionary move as the backlog of 2020 films continue to trickle out once theaters reopen. Uncharted has also shifted its release date to Spider-Man’s former opening date of July 16, 2021 as production, originally set to begin in the next month, has been delayed.
Of course, as these new dates illustrate, nothing is final until theaters re-open and studios get a better sense of when they can release the films already in the can and start production on things like Doctor Strange and Thor. For the moment, though, change your calendars accordingly.