Disney delays batch of Marvel movies, 'Indiana Jones'

Oct. 18, 2021 11:41 AM ETThe Walt Disney Company (DIS)By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor36 Comments

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  • In the latest news of Hollywood production setbacks, Disney (DIS -2.9%) is delaying a big batch of Marvel films, and punting its latest Indiana Jones sequel for a full year, into 2023.
  • First on the near upcoming Marvels: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was set for March 25, 2022; it's now moved to May 6. Thor: Love and Thunder, which was set for that May 6 date, is moving to July 8. And Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is moving from July 8 to Nov. 11, 2022.
  • Moving forward, The Marvels is vacating that Nov. 11 spot and going to Feb. 17, 2023. And Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is exiting that Feb. 17 spot for July 28, 2023.
  • Further-out Marvel titles will get a rethink, as untitled films set for July 28, 2023, and Oct. 20, 2023, have been removed from the schedule. Another untitled Marvel film set for Nov. 10, 2023, will move a week sooner, to Nov. 3.
  • Meanwhile, the high-stakes untitled Indiana Jones sequel, previously set for July 29, 2022, is moving to June 30, 2023. Another Disney live-action film set for July 14, 2023, has been removed from the schedule, and an untitled 20th Century project set for Oct. 20, 2023, has also been pulled.
  • Disney stock has been among the market's worst decliners today since Barclays cut its view to Neutral citing a slowdown in streaming growth.

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