This week Disney changed the release dates for its reboot of “Haunted Mansion” and for Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels,” and we have the new dates.
“The Marvels,” directed by Nia DaCosta, is the sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel” that in addition to starring Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, will also star Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (and possibly Photon), and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel.
It was originally scheduled to open this summer on July 28, but will now hit theaters on November 10, 2023.
This time of the year, the Veterans Day long holiday weekend, has proven to be a strong time of the year for Marvel films. Last year, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” opened to over $181 million. In years past, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Doctor Strange” have also opened strong over this weekend.
In making the new date change announcement, Marvel also released this new key art for the film:
I love the tagline “Higher. Further. Faster. Together.” and the way the women are each accompanied by a silhouette of the icon shape of each character.
That July 28, 2023, slot didn’t stay empty for long after “The Marvels” move, as Disney revealed it was bumping its “Haunted Mansion” reboot into that date.
Originally scheduled for August 11, moving the film up a couple of weeks might help it capture more summer movie traffic. By mid-August, many families are thinking more about back to school versus going to see movies.
Inspired by the Disney theme park ride, this new version of “Haunted Mansion” is about a single mom named Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) who hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise their newly bought mansion in New Orleans after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.
Directed by Justin Simien, the film also stars LaKeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, Jared Leto, Winona Ryder, Danny DeVito, Tiffany Haddish, and Dan Levy.
Are you looking forward to either of these movies? Let us know in the comments. I’m definitely seeing “The Marvels” in theaters.