The coronavirus pandemic forced Disney to change the entire release schedule of its successful fiction film saga.
After several weeks of delays and suspensions of premieres in Hollywood due to the pandemic of coronavirus, Disney announced that Black Widow (Black Widow), the most anticipated of Marvel with Scarlett Johansson as the star, it will be presented on November 6, and the new Mulan will hit the big screen on July 24.
These two changes leave two collateral victims: Jungle Cruise, which with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt was to be released in July and is now delayed until July 30, 2021; and Eternals, who with Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek was going to see the light on November 6 and is now postponed until February 12, 2021.
Like domino pieces, alterations of Black widow Y Mulan They have modified the complex film calendar of Marvel Studios from top to bottom.
With this new planning, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings can be seen from May 7, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness moves to November 5, 2021, and Thor: Love And Thunder will stick with February 18, 2022.
Artemis Fowl, one of the few May releases that had not yet been suspended, will land directly on the Disney + platform. The Mickey Mouse giant also revealed several delays in the Fox catalog. Free Guy, led by Ryan Reynolds, runs from July 3 to December 11.
The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson’s new job, trades the July 24 premiere for a release on October 16. And the fifth installment of Indiana Jones, to be directed by James Mangold, will not land in theaters until July 29, 2022, a year ahead of schedule.
Disney is still missing pieces to fit into this puzzle, as postponed tapes like The New Mutants or The Woman in the Window They do not have a new release date yet.
The huge list of releases postponed by the pandemic includes movies from other studios like No Time to Die (James Bond), F9 (Fast & Furious), Top Gun Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984, Ghostbusters: Afterlife or A Quiet Place Part II. In 2019 Spiderman had been left out.
Scarlett Johansson stars in Black Widow
Marvel movies: a tradition is broken
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Marvel Cinematic Universe to abandon a tradition that dates back to 2012 to The Avengers. Concerns about contagions have essentially closed the global box office, and as a result studios are rushing to reschedule their premieres.
So they have decided to move Black Widow to the Eternal date, this has shown that the greatest strength of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also its greatest weakness.
Since they started with Hombre de Hierro In 2008, all the films have been connected and have formed a cohesive story in a spectacular way. Many other film studios have tried and failed. Even Star Wars has a somewhat inconsistent new trilogy.
But this also causes that when changing a premiere, the rest of the films are affected. Now The Eternals instead of November 2020 will premiere in February 2021.
This decision to move the Black Widow release date to November also means that 2020 breaks a tradition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe dating back to 2012. Now, viewers can only hope for one franchise movie to come out this year, something not seen since they premiered The Avengers.
In 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe released its first two films, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. They then stopped in 2009, but the success of Iron Man naturally led them to greenlight a sequel in 2010, and they expanded the franchise by releasing two movies in 2011, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Then 2012 was taken as the year of The Avengers and so we only saw that movie.
But from 2013 the studio settled into a routine of making two movies per year, increasing to three after 2017. Even in 2021 there were 4 scheduled. This will take its toll on Disney, since after a 2019 where they have beaten the Fundraising records with Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, They will go to a 2020 that will be a resounding disaster since Onward has not achieved everything expected (103 million dollars) and also they are left without a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Avengers is one of the Marvel classics.
In what order to see the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Now, what is the correct order to watch Marvel movies? There are followers who prefer to introduce some variant for the following list, but we consider that the following is the most correct way to know the events that have occurred up to now without getting lost along the way.
- Captain America the First Avenger
- Hombre de Hierro
- The incredible Hulk
- Iron man 2
- The Avengers
- iron Man 3
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Thor: The Dark World
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (it belongs to Phase 3 but it is recommended to see it after the first one)
- The Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Strange Doctor
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Captain Marvel
- Avengers: Endgame
- Spider-man: Far from home
- Black Widow: November 6, 2020
- Eternals: February 12, 2021
- Sang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings: May 7, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: November 5, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder: February 18, 2022
- Black Panther 2: May 8, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2: July 8, 2022
The Marvel franchise has been a critical and commercial success.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Infinity Saga
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a media franchise and a shared universe, centered on a series of superhero movies independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on the characters featured in Marvel Comics publications.
The franchise has expanded to include comics, short films, television series, and digital series. The shared universe, similar to the original Marvel universe in the comics, was established by intersection of plots, places, cast and characters in common. Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, is an original MCU character and the only character to have appeared in all of his different media.
Marvel Television further expanded the universe, first into television with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC in 2013, then streaming with Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix in 2015 and Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu in 2017, and finally cable TV with Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger in 2018 on Freeform. Marvel Television has also produced the digital series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D .: Slingshot, a supplement to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Soundtrack albums of all movies released, as well as many of the television series, in addition to the release of compilation albums with existing music heard in the movies.
The MCU also includes related comics published by Marvel Comics, while Marvel Studios has produced direct-to-video short film series and a viral marketing campaign for its movies and the universe with the fake WHIH Newsfront.
The franchise has been a critical and commercial successIt even inspired other movie and television studios with comic book adaptation rights to try creating similar shared universes, and even games.
The MCU has also been the focus of other media, outside of the fictional universe, including attractions at various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, an attraction in Discovery Times Square, an exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, two television specials, guides for each movie, multiple related video games and commercials. The saga was not without failures.
On March 18, 2019, the producer and CEO of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, in an extensive report for Empire Magazine, cataloged the compendium of the 23 films that make up the first three phases of the MCU as “The Saga of Infinity” .
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