'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Among Disney Theatrical Delays
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'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Among Disney Theatrical Delays

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will come to the theaters much later than expected.

Variety reports that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Marvels, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be moved back further on Disney’s theatrical release schedule. The Black Panther sequel will come out November 11, 2022 instead of July 8, 2022. The Doctor Strange sequel will debut May 6, 2022 instead of March 25, 2022. The Thor sequel will debut July 8 instead of May 6.

The Marvels and the Ant-Man sequel, meanwhile, have been moved from sometime in 2022 to 2023. The Marvels will debut early 2023 and the Ant-Man sequel will come to theaters July 28, 2023 instead of Feb. 17, 2022.

Another Disney theatrical move includes the upcoming Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford reprising his title role. The untitled film will debut June 30, 2023, nearly a year later than its original proposed date of July 29, 2022.

According to Variety, the moves on the release schedule stem from production issues, not box office returns, as a Disney source states. Several films, such as the Black Panther sequel, are still filming or still in some level of pre-production or production. Ford has also had to heal from an injury he sustained on set in June; he has since returned to filming.

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