Marvel Studios released the first poster for The Marvels and announced its new release date. Here is what that change means for the MCU slate.
Marvel Studios has announced that The Marvels release date has been pushed back – here’s what that means for the rest of the MCU slate. Initially, The Marvels was scheduled for a Feb. 17, 2023 release date after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Marvel Studios announced that The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania were swapping release dates, with The Marvels landing on July 28, 2023.
Now, with the release of the first The Marvels teaser poster, Marvel Studios has announced another delay. The Marvels will now be released in theaters on Nov. 10, four months after its initial release date. With many expecting a trailer for The Marvels at the Super Bowl, this delay in release explains why none debuted during the big game. That being said, here is every possible impact The Marvels’ new release date could have on Marvel Studios’ universe.
The Marvels Release Date Delay Fulfills Recent Disney Promise
First and foremost, The Marvels’ being delayed is actually a good sign. This provides undeniable proof that a recent promise from Disney will be upheld. That promise came with the reinstatement of Bob Iger as Disney’s CEO, after which Iger insisted that Marvel projects would once again become more spread out. After the influx of content that came with the introduction of Disney+ original shows and the post-Avengers: Endgame stories, Iger and Feige have decided to allow each project more time to breathe and have its own moment to shine.
The delayed release date of The Marvels then, only proves that Feige and Iger are keeping their word. Initially, The Marvels would have been releasing just two months after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, currently scheduled for release on May 5. With the new release date, however, The Marvels will be coming out half a year after Guardians 3, allowing both projects their fair share of the limelight.
The Marvels’ Release Delay Doesn’t Impact Other MCU Movies Or Shows
In terms of how The Marvels being pushed back could affect other MCU shows or movies connected to it, there are no particular worries. Even if The Marvels had kept its spot in July 2023, the next theatrically released Marvel movie was going to be Captain America: New World Order on May 3, 2024. The new November release date for The Marvels has no impact on this, with the MCU’s Phase 5 slate release order remaining as it was.
When concerning Marvel Studios’ Disney+ projects, the only one likely to tie in any way to The Marvels is Secret Invasion. While no release date is confirmed, it was recently reported that Secret Invasion and Loki season 2 may be 2023’s only MCU Disney+ releases. With Secret Invasion planned to be released in the first half of the year, it is highly unlikely that The Marvels being pushed back has any impact on this. Secret Invasion was always planned to come before it, meaning The Marvels‘ new release date has next to no impact on the wider MCU, other than the benefit of having more time in post-production.