Captain Marvel 2’s release date has been pushed back due to concerns that the Brie Larson-led sequel would not hit theaters this year.
The film and TV industry is currently facing two historic strikes happening simultaneously, one spearheaded by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the other led by SAG-AFTRA.
The WGA strike initially caused a number of delays, hurting projects such as Thunderbolts and Blade. However, when the SAG-AFTRA strike went into effect, almost all massive productions, including Deadpool 3, were forced to cease production.
Reports in recent weeks have painted a concerning picture of further delays, particularly with star-powered blockbusters like The Marvels, whose marketing campaigns would benefit from their actors promoting their films.
The Marvels Looks Safe From a Delay
@SS_S_comicunix tweeted about The Marvels being unaffected by the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes:
#Disney's updated theatrical release date lists #TheMarvels with a November 10 release date, indicating that the studio is not planning to delay the sequel despite the actors & writers strikes… pic.twitter.com/p6MAYBp7ks
— ComicUnix (@SS_S_comicunix) August 10, 2023
Disney provided an update on Captain Marvel 2‘s release date in a new earnings report.
Brie Larson’s The Marvels is still listed for a November 10, 2023 release date on an updated list of the studios’ future releases between September 2023 and June 2024 from the studio’s Q3 2023 financial call, indicating that there’s no delay currently scheduled.
Another Marvel Studios film, however, does look like it’ll be getting a delay, and that is none other than Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3. The upcoming project, which was initially scheduled for May 3, 2024, is no longer listed.
Captain Marvel Might Be Safe From The Strikes But Not Deadpool
@MCUnewsLive’s tweet announced the delay of the upcoming Deadpool 3:
‘Deadpool 3’ may have been delayed as its May 3rd 2024 release date has not been included on Disney’s recent release schedule pic.twitter.com/RD1IuW7U6v
— Marvel Cinematic News (@MCUnewsLive) August 10, 2023
With most of the content creation at a halt and artists unable to market anything in Hollywood, it’s understandable that many are anxious. Thankfully, it appears that despite the strikes, Marvel fans will still have something to look forward to.
While it’s encouraging to know that The Marvels is still for a theatrical release in theaters in November, the situation could still change. The longer the strike lasts, the more likely are delays—after all, Marvel would definitely like its major actors to be able to promote its projects.
The Captain Marvel 2 stars were allowed to tease the event film before the strike went into force.
Teyonah Parris stated that the movie’s trio is “smart, fun,” and “intelligent” while also being “troubled” across the board. On that note, Iman Vellani revealed that the character will feature “real flaws” and experience “real arcs.”
The Marvels will get its theatrical release on November 10.
While you await the release of slated projects, catch up on the Best Marvel Movies on Netflix.