By Stephen Ippolito | April 24th, 2020
More film shifting continues as Sony has pushed back the MCU’s Spider-Man 3 from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021. Marvel Studios, who co-produces Spider-Man, has decided to push Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness back to March 25, 2022. This is the second time this month the Doctor Strange follow up has been delayed. Earlier in April, the Studio pushed the film from May 2021 to November 5, 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The move in a lot of ways makes sense for both studios. Earlier this week, the studio announced that Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage was being pushed from October 2020 to June 25, 2021, three weeks before Spider-Man 3‘s original release. By pushing it back four months, Venom 2 will now be able to maximize its earnings at the box-office. Also, Marvel Studios is happy to push the Doctor Strange sequel back because it allows new directer Sam Raimi, more time to work on the film.
Marvel Studios also announced that Thor: Love and Thunder will now open Feb. 11, 2022 (up from Feb. 28, 2022). The move was made to put a little more separation between Doctor Strange 2 and the fourth installment in the Thor franchise.