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Disney delays its 2022 movie slate, starting with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Next spring is looking a lot less Marvel-ous

doctor strange casting a green glyph in Doctor Strange Image: Marvel Studios
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Despite Hollywood’s best efforts, the movie release calendar is still in turmoil as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes the business of releasing and seeing movies incredibly unpredictable. The latest shift comes from Disney, as the company reaches for the time stone to delay all of its 2022 releases — some by a little, some by a lot.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the first to get bumped, shifting from March 25 to May 6, and the effects ripple outward from there, with Thor: Love and Thunder moving from May 6 to July 8 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever going from July 8 to Nov. 11.

The full list of changes — which include two untitled 2023 Marvel films being removed from the schedule entirely — are below, per Disney.

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (Disney) previously dated on 3/25/22 moves to 5/6/22

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (Disney) previously dated on 5/6/22 moves to 7/8/22

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Disney) previously dated on 7/8/22 moves to 11/11/22

UNTITLED INDIANA JONES (Disney) previously dated on 7/29/22 moves to 6/30/23

UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION (Disney) previously dated on 7/14/23 is removed from schedule

THE MARVELS (Disney) previously dated on 11/11/22 moves to 2/17/23

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA (Disney) previously dated on 2/17/23 moves to 7/28/23

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 7/28/23 is removed from schedule

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 10/6/23 is removed from schedule

UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY (20th) previously dated on 10/20/23 is removed from schedule

UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney) previously dated on 11/10/23 moves to 11/3/23

Those keeping up with our complete listing of every announced Marvel movie will note that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains in place for May 5, 2023, one of the few MCU films to stay put. For now.