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‘Glad Marvel’s taking the time to get the script right’: In a Rare Occurrence, Marvel Fans Welcome MCU’s Decision to Delay Flagship Movie Projects


Marvel announced phase 5 and phase 6 of the MCU at the D23 Expo. It included a number of movies and shows, which were set to release from 2023 to 2025 within phase 5 and phase 6 of the MCU. Recently a new addition, Deadpool 3, was also added to the timeline, and fans were super excited about the upcoming movie. However, Marvel has updated the release schedule for some of the movies in phase 5 and phase 6, which also includes a delay in the latest addition to the cinematic universe

X-Men not in the MCU D23 news
Phase 6 of the MCU

Announced by Walt Disney, the updated schedule is available on the official website of Marvel. The studio has been facing some issues with the production of upcoming movies. Following these issues, the studio has decided to delay the release of four of its movies in The Multiverse Saga. 

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Marvel Updates Releasing Schedule For Phase 5 and Phase 6 of the MCU 

Last month Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman confirmed their MCU debut with the announcement of Deadpool 3. The movie was scheduled to release on 6 September 2024. Fans were super excited about the film and were eagerly waiting for the movie. But after recent updates, fans might have to wait a little longer. 

Deadpool to make its MCU debut with Deadpool 3
Deadpool to make its MCU debut with Deadpool 3

Marvel has changed the release date for Blade, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four, and Avengers: Secret Wars. There might have been multiple reasons behind the delay, but Mahershala Ali‘s Blade is said to be the cause behind these delays for now.

The film has been facing several issues with its production, and recently the director of the film, Bassam Tariq, also left the project. It was also reported that the script of Blade was also not completed and the filming was also pushed to start in November this year.

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Fans Are Glad Marvel is Not Rushing into Releasing the Films

The delay might have caused fans to wait a little longer to watch their favorite characters on screen, but they are glad that the studio is not rushing with the films. 

Fans took the social media to support the decision saying that it makes sense to have a delay as it could have been a mess to develop all those movies within two years. 

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New Releasing Schedule of The Multiverse Saga in the MCU

Mahershala Ali’s Blade, which was scheduled to release on 3 November 2023, is moved to 6 September 2024. Deadpool 3 is also pushed to 8 November 2024 from its earlier release date of 6 September 2024. Fantastic Four is moved to 14 February 2025 from 8 November 2024. 

Fantastic Four is also one of the most anticipated films of the MCU. However, the studio seems to be facing a hard time with the casting of the film. WandaVision director Matt Shakman will be directing the movie. 

Avengers Secret Wars Poster to release in phase 6 of the MCU
Avengers Secret Wars Poster

And lastly, Avengers: Secret Wars, which was earlier scheduled to release on 7 November 2025, will now release on 1 May 2026. The studio is still in search of a director for Secret Wars.  

Phase 4 of the MCU faced a lot of criticism for its shows and movies. Considering this, Marvel may have decided to take its time with its future projects as rushing into production may cause it all to happen again. 

The last film of phase 4 of the MCU, which is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is set to release on November 11, 2022.

Source: Twitter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.