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Disney postpones Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange sequels and Indiana Jones 5

The Marvel sequels have been pushed back a few months while Indiana Jones is now expected to hit screens almost a year later. 

Disney postpones Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange sequels and Indiana Jones 5

This image released by Disney shows Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Letitia Wright in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever,” which is currently in production. (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

Walt Disney Co on Monday (Oct 18) delayed the release of Marvel Studios' sequels to Black Panther, Thor and Doctor Strange by several months and pushed the next big-screen outing for adventurer Indiana Jones to 2023.

Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness moved to May 6, 2022, from Mar 25, Disney said in an updated release schedule.

That forced Marvel to postpone its other 2022 superhero films. Thor: Love And Thunder, which had been set for a May 6 release, was moved to Jul 8, 2022. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was set for Nov 11, 2022 instead of in July.

The fifth movie in the Indiana Jones series starring Harrison Ford was delayed until Jun 30, 2023, instead of Jul 29, 2022. Ford, 79, suffered a shoulder injury on set in June and recently returned to filming.

Hollywood studios have shuffled their movie schedules several times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Theatre operators are counting on big blockbusters to help lure audiences back after extended closures.

Among other changes, The Marvels is now scheduled for February 2023 and Ant Man And The Wasp: Quantumania for July 2023.

Source: Reuters/sr