As expected, Marvel boss Kevin Feige had to field questions about the release delays during the Eternals red carpet premiere.
The man who is mainly responsible for the massive MCU success talked to Variety before the premiere. “It’s production shifts and changes, and because we have so many slots, we can just shift slots,” Feige said during the interview. “All the Marvel slots are the same. We’re just shifting when they’re coming out. And yes, [Doctor Strange 2] has moved six weeks, so instead of there being three months between Marvel movies, there will be five months between Marvel movies, and I think we can all handle that.”
"It's production shifts and changes, and because we have so many slots, we can just shift slots," Kevin Feige says of the schedule changes that altered #DoctorStrange2's release date. https://t.co/F6rov2HB1g pic.twitter.com/ZaTmTKToWk
— Variety (@Variety) October 19, 2021
That’s not entirely true, however.
Marvel movies delayed
Feige’s comments seem to confirm other reports that preceded the Eternals premiere. Marvel isn’t considering a new distribution strategy for its movie, like sending the films to
It’s worth remembering that the MCU is hurt the most when movie delays happen. That’s because the films and series are interconnected. As a result, pushing back one project will directly impact other releases.
It’s unclear whether the fact that Marvel movies were delayed will impact the MCU shows hitting Disney Plus. For example, Ms. Marvel, which should have hit the streaming service in late 2021, is now rumored to premiere in June or July 2022. Hopefully, Feige will clear the air next month during the Disney Plus Day event.
While it’ll be annoying to wait for almost six months after No Way Home for the Doctor Strange 2 premiere, you can always catch up with the MCU by watching all the Marvel movies in order. The more courageous among you can also check out the many Multiverse of Madness spoilers that leaked recently, including the entire plot.