Sony’s Spider-Man 3 Delay Prompts Disney To Push Back Doctor Strange Sequel

The COVID-19 pandemic clearly isn’t doing anyone any favours, much less the movie industry. Many studios have already resorted to releasing their movies direct to digital, but a majority of movies are still getting delayed, all the way until 2022 and counting.

The latest developments on the Marvel Cinematic Universe side of things don’t exactly bode well for the franchise and its fans, as Sony Pictures’ upcoming third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland is getting pushed back to 5 November 2021 (the period that the Uncharted movie previously occupied) from its original 16 July 2021 release date.

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This means that Spider-Man 3 will take over the original release date for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which has now been pushed back to 25 March 2022, in order to make the MCU timeline intact.

Interestingly, Marvel Studios also recently announced that Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder has been pushed forward from 18 to 11 February 2022, meaning that there could potentially be two MCU films in the same month.

How exactly Love and Thunder‘s date shift will affect the MCU timeline remains to be seen, though it means fans will be entreated to quite a whirlwind few months of Marvel movies at the tail end of 2021 and the start of 2022.

At present, it looks as though the release dates for Black Panther 2 (6 May 2022) and Captain Marvel 2 (8 July 2022) aren’t impacted yet, though Marvel Studios and Disney have yet to make comments on those two movies.