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10 Biggest Implications Of Marvel's Massive Phase 4 Delay Part1
Hollywood has come to a total standstill thanks to current world events, and it's now clear that not even superheroes are safe to what's going on. Disney has shaken up its entire release calendar, and everything coming our way from Marvel Studios above the next couple of years has been affected.

With so much uncertainty surrounding when cinemas will be able to re-open, and productions on hold for the foreseeable future, this was to be expected. However, that doesn't make it hurt any less, and the implications of those massive Phase 4 changes are going to be felt for a very long time to come.

The 2020 summer blockbuster season has been canceled, and it's not just Black Widow which is feeling the impact of everything that's happening in the world right now. It's no exaggeration to say that not even the next wave of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies during Phase 5 will emerge unscathed!

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There's some good news to go with the bad, though, and we'll also be touching on that as we investigate into everything from new release dates to what's happening with those highly anticipated Disney+ TV shows, and even extra plans for a few of the highly expected sequels coming our way over the next few years.

10. The Longest Stretch Without A Marvel Movie In A Decade

Black Widow was supposed to be released on May 1st, but Disney recently postponed the movie indefinitely for obvious reasons. That led to speculation about a Digital or Disney+ debut, but the studio has clearly decided to hold off on making such a drastic move, and instead dated it for November 6th, 2020, the release date originally held by Eternals.

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Believe it or not, that means we're now facing the biggest gap between Marvel Studios movies in a decade. After Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were released in 2008, it was a two-year wait for Iron Man 2 in 2010, and it's now going to be eighteen months between the release of Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.

However, even if you count Sony's Marvel Studios produced Spider-Man: Far From Home, it's still a massive sixteen-month gap between the end of Phase 3 and the start of Phase 4. That's downright unbelievable considering the fact they've gone from releasing two to three films a year, but it's not even the biggest release date shift announced by the studio late last night...

9. Everything Is Coming Later Than Planned

Hold on to your hats, because there's been a crazy domino effect in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Black Widow moved from May to November.
With Eternals no longer being released this winter, it's now been pushed to February 12th, 2021. That release date previously belonged to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings which has been forced to take Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' prime summer slot of May 7th, 2021.

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Predictably, the Sorcerer Supreme's big-screen return has also shifted and is heading our way on November 5th, 2021 instead. Unfortunately, the wait for Thor: Love and Thunder will be that little bit longer as it's been pushed back to February 18th, 2022.

Marvel Studios movies tend to be pretty much immune to good or bad release dates as people flock to them whenever, but Shang-Chi is bound to benefit from coming out in May, and the only real film at risk of getting overlooked is somewhat obscure property Eternals.

8. The Disney+ TV Shows Remain Unmoved...For Now

With Mulan now set to be released in July, and the likes of The Jungle Cruise and Indiana Jones 5 both delayed by a year, Disney's theatrical slate is currently unrecognizable. Even Kenneth Branagh's Artemis Fowl is now skipping cinemas for Disney+, but that argument isn't the biggest surprise considering how desperate that streaming service is for new content.

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Perhaps that's why Disney has decided against mentioning whether the Marvel Studios TV shows coming to Disney+ have been similarly affected by these delays. 
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set to debut in August, WandaVision was recently brought forward to December, and Loki was penciled in for a vague Spring 2021 arrival.

Well, production on all three has been halted, so unless work on the first few episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is 100% done and Marvel Studios can finish work on the rest while those are streaming, these shows are bound to be hit eventually too. So, while they remain unmoved on Disney+ for now, that's likely to change...and result in a lot of comic book fans potentially unsubscribing!

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