Coronavirus: Will Marvel postpone release of Phase 4 movies?

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Hollywood is moving to react to the crisis coronavirus and, surprisingly, the Marvel will have more difficulties than the rest of the studios with the film coming. That’s what the.

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Coronavirus and its impacts

The coronavirus crisis, certainly, is and will continue to impact all aspects of modern life. So governments are drawing up plans for a possible pandemic and, understandably, are preparing for the worst.

Part of the actions involves trying to control the spread of the disease, encouraging people to isolate themselves if they believe they have the virus. Large crowds are particularly at high risk, because there is a high chance that at least one person in the crowd will be infected.

Events canceled due to coronavirus

THE Disney canceled a major event from Disney + in London and, in China, theaters are being closed by the thousands. Other countries are likely to follow suit to slow the spread of the virus.

As a result, film studios are beginning to react, adjusting their film release dates. The first to do so was MGM, which postponed for seven months.

After the postponement of, the attention, naturally, turned to other box office successes, mainly to. The 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,, is the high-level launch of Phase 4.

Currently, the feature is expected to be released in May, which means that the box office would certainly be affected by the coronavirus. But unlike MGM, Marvel has a harder time postponing its films.


was postponed due to coronavirus

MGM postponed the launch of for seven months when the coronavirus took on larger proportions. On James Bond’s official Twitter account, the studio announced on the 4th that the new 007 film would be postponed to November 12, 2020, in the UK, and November 25, 2020 in the U.S.

MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020. a9h1RP5OKd

– James Bond (@ 007) March 4, 2020

MGM, Universal and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced today that, after careful analysis and a thorough assessment of the global theater market, the launch of will be postponed to November 2020.

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Although MGM did not elaborate on the decision, the reports suggested that they made their decision “because of the uncertainty surrounding the evolution of the epidemic”.

Marvel lacks the flexibility of MGM

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James Bond is one of the most well-known film franchises in the world, but MGM’s decision reveals that it has something Marvel doesn’t have: flexibility.

In the case of, MGM just had to move a movie to a different release date. The MCU, however, is a shared cinematic universe; adjusting a release date has big consequences for years.

Let’s assume that Marvel decided to follow MGM and move to the date, currently occupied by. In this case, the studio would need to decide what to do with

Replacing all the films or shuffling things further at the risk of missing the release of the Chinese New Year? With four MCU films to be released in 2021, it becomes much more difficult to postpone.

In addition, Marvel is expanding its Universe to incorporate several Disney + programs, one of Disney’s top corporate priorities, and these programs must connect to the movies. If Marvel adjusts a movie’s release date, it will also hurt the distribution of Disney +.


For now, Marvel films will not be delayed

All of this means that Marvel will struggle not to postpone its films. For now, Disney will follow the schedule and launch in May, opting to bring success to the box office.

Only time will tell if the next films of the Marvel will be impacted by coronavirus. We hope not, for everyone’s sake.