We have extensively covered how the COVID-19 pandemic has shut don production on several major Hollywood blockbusters. The Batman has suspended filming and delayed its release, Fantastic Beasts 3 has also shut down production. And that is in line with several other major productions.
Last week news hit that Marvel was delaying its entire Phase 4 slate. Black Widow’s May release has been pushed to November and that has had a reverberating effect on all of their plans. Though Spider-Man 3 was said to have been keeping its original release date of July 2021; plans have now seemingly changed.
As it so happens, just like any other movie studio would, Sony has effectively delayed some of its biggest tentpoles. Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man flick, the Into The Spider-Verse sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Morbius have all been delayed. On the plus side though, the Uncharted film’s release date has been moved up to July 18, 2021 from October 8, 2021. Though I have to ask; who cares about the Uncharted film at this point?
What Is The New Slate? (Spider-Man)
In any case, Spider-Man 3 will now release on November 5, 2021. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s sequel will see its original release date of April 8, 2022 pushed to October 7, 2021. Morbius has been delayed from July 2020 to March 19, 2021. And lastly, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will open on June 25, 2021 and not in October this year as originally planned.
Given Sony and Marvel’s deal, this shift in release dates has also caused Marvel to change its original release for several of its films. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder have both changes their releases.
Last week the Doctor Strange sequel was pushed to November 2021 from its original July release but now it will release on March 25, 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder was supposed to originally come out in November 2021 but instead will now release in February 2022. The good news is that the film’s release has moved up a week than planned.