The sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the third installment in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trilogy (created in partnership with Marvel Studios) will each receive months-long delays. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s sequel will now be released on October 7th, 2022 instead of April 8th, 2022. And the final movie in the Homecomingtrilogy will open on November 5th, 2021 instead of July 16th, 2021.
I’m not at all surprised by this, but then Alexander goes on to say:
In order to accommodate the move, Disney’s Marvel studios is delaying two of its other films — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder. Doctor Strange’s sequel, which was moved to November 5th, 2021 just a couple of weeks ago, will now open on March 25th, 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder is shifting from its recently moved February 18th, 2022 spot up one week to February 11th, 2022.
This mark’s the first big order change in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it comes to movie release dates, as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was supposed to open before the third live-action Spider-Man movie.
Strange and Thor have already been delayed by Disney, so to get hit with another delay really hurts. Of course, there’s nothing the studios can do about this; this is the world we live in now. But the re-ordering of the films definitely raises some eyebrows.
If you were looking forward to Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted film, Alexander has some good news for you there, but I’m going to give The Verge a page view and make you click over to read it.