This week Disney has updated its upcoming movie release schedule with several shuffled release dates, and new dates for previously unannounced movies.
So get your calendars out, because here is the list of new dates and movies:
First of all, several Marvel movies have been shuffled around, mainly due to issues with one film.
Following the departure of director Bassim Tariq, “Blade,” starring Mahershala Ali, has shifted from November 3, 2023 to September 6, 2024. Hopefully a new director will be named soon, or the film might have to be bumped again.
Previously scheduled in that September 6, 2024 slot, the recently announced “Deadpool 3,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman has a new date of November 8, 2024.
This in turn bumps the “Fantastic Four” reboot from November 8, 2024 to February 14, 2025.
And I’m not sure if this is a result of the “Blade” bump or other conditions, but “Avengers: Secret Wars,” the second movie in the new Avengers series, has been pushed from November 7, 2025 all the way to May 5, 2026.
As far as I know, “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” the first new Avengers film is still on the schedule for May 2, 2025.
In addition to the announced projects, an untitled Marvel pic set for February 14, 2025 has been pushed to November 7, 2025, and another open spot has been removed from the schedule entirely after being set for May 1, 2026.
That’s a lot of movement in Phase 6 of the planned Marvel “Multiverse Saga.” I’m sure there will be more changes as other projects are announced.
It’s a lot of work building a superhero multiverse.
20TH CENTURY STUDIOS/SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
While Marvel had the most changes, 20th Century Studios and its indie arm Searchlight Pictures had some additions.
The recently announced “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” now has a solid release date. It will be in theaters on May 24, 2024, which is the big Memorial Day Weekend summer movie kick-off slot here in the U.S.
Meanwhile, “A Haunting In Venice,” the third in Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie film series, has been scheduled for September 15, 2023. It follows 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” and this year’s “Death on the Nile.”
Also new on the schedule is Searchlight’s “Chevalier,” which is based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He was the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner who rose to fame as a celebrated violinist-composer, and fencer in the mid-1700s in France. It will be in theaters April 7, 2023.
Which of these movies are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments.