With Black Widow taken off the release schedule, the question was raised how this would impact Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 plans. Would they move the Avenger’s solo movie to later in the summer? Perhaps give it the upcoming Eternals date? Well, now we know, and basically everything through 2022 is moving, while Captain Marvel 2 has officially been announced.
THR reports Black Widow will indeed take Eternals‘ November 6th 2020 date. Following that, everything else shifts. Eternals moves to February 12th 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings goes to May 7th 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness heads to November 5th 2021.
Meanwhile, the 2022 films are staying put, or at least Black Panther 2 is. Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman’s sequel opens May 8th 2022.
Marvel also took this time to officially date Captain Marvel 2 for July 8th 2022, just two months after Black Panther 2. Brie Larson will return as the Avengers’ heavy-hitter, however details beyond that have been thin. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden won’t return as directors, but the search is on for a female filmmaker to replace them.
So there it is. By looking so far ahead, it does offer some glimmer of hope that things will return to normal someday soon. Hopefully, by the time Black Widow arrives in November that’s how it will be.