Disney is delaying several of its upcoming Marvel, Star Wars, and Avatar movies due to production delays caused by the Writers Guild of America strike, according to Deadline. Here are some details about the delays:
- Captain America: Brave New World moves from May 3rd, 2024, to July 26th, 2024.
- Thunderbolts has been delayed from that July slot to December 20th, 2024.
- Blade has been pushed from September 6th, 2024, to February 14th, 2025.
- Fantastic Four is moving from that February date to May 2nd, 2025.
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has been pushed from that May date by an entire year to May 1st, 2026.
- Avengers: Secret Wars has also been pushed a year to May 7th, 2027.
- The still-untitled Deadpool threequel is moving up six months to May 3rd, 2024.
- An untitled film was pushed from December 2025 to May 22nd, 2026.
- A second untitled Star Wars is now scheduled to release on December 18th, 2026.
- In April, Disney announced that three new Star Wars movies are on the way, with one bringing back Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker. It’s unclear which of these movies is tied to which date.
- The third Avatar film delayed a year to December 19th, 2025.
- The fourth is now scheduled for December 21st, 2029.
- The fifth is set for December 19th, 2031.
The Writers Guild of America strike has caused significant delays and production issues for Marvel Studios, with some productions being delayed indefinitely. Marvel plans to resume production once the strike ends, but it’s unclear how long this will be and if it will affect the release date. The strike has also impacted the writing of future movies and shows from Captain America: New World Order to Deadpool 3.