After initially planning to release four films during the 2024 calendar year, Marvel Studios is now planning to skip one MCU film and delay the rest until 2025.
Due to the writers' and actors' strike in Hollywood, several upcoming MCU films had already been delayed to later dates.
However, since the work action on both fronts has now officially ended, production on some films such as deadpool 3 And Captain America: Brave New WorldAnd filming of other upcoming projects may begin.
Even if the strikes end, all titles being released in the coming years will be affected in some way, whether it's further delays, or possibly even a complete re-evaluation of the Phase 5 and 6 slate.
Deadpool 3 will be the only MCU movie of 2024
Disney and Marvel Studios announced that several upcoming MCU films have been delayed from 2024 to 2025.
as of right now, deadpool 3 Will be the only MCU film to be released in 2024.
Initially scheduled to be released on May 3, 2024, deadpool 3 Delayed to July 26, 2024, which is the date Captain America: Brave New World Was about to hit the theatres.
As a result, New World was officially moved to February 14, 2025, blade was delayed until November 7, 2025, and from lightning Pushed back to July 25, 2025.
The main reason behind these delays was the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike that had recently ended.
How will the delay affect the rest of the MCU?
The release dates of only four upcoming films moved forward with this recent delay. But it will still affect other titles that were not mentioned.
For example, Fantastic FourProduction of which may begin in the spring is currently slated for a theatrical release on May 2, 2025.
However, now he from lightning And blade Moved back to July 25, 2025, and November 7, 2025, respectively, this could mean Fantastic Four will eventually also be transferred, especially if from lightning And blade After this the narrative cannot be continued.
Many fans predicted this Fantastic Four will establish and lead directly Avengers: The Kang DynastyAnd if this is true, then it is possible that Fantastic Four The title may be moved to a February 2026 release window.
After this, Marvel Studios will get a huge buffer blade and before Kang Dynasty So that the fans do not feel troubled.
However, it is important to note that these recent delays will likely not force the avenger The film will be completely pushed back.
Kang DynastyWhich is expected to be released on 1 May 2026 avengers: secret wars (May 7, 2027) Both are still placed in positions where they will not be affected by any recent moves by Marvel Studios.