Is The Marvels Responsible? Movie Featuring One of MCU’s First Black Heroes Pushed by Almost a Year Following Brie Larson’s Sequel Disaster

Fans eagerly anticipate the return of the Daywalker to the big screen, but the Blade reboot is facing delays at every turn.

Is The Marvels Responsible? Movie Featuring One of MCU's First Black Heroes Pushed by Almost a Year Following Brie Larson's Sequel Disaster


  • The Blade reboot has been delayed by nine months, affecting other major releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • The sudden delay follows the mixed reception of The Marvels, fueling speculation about a possible correlation between the two films.
  • Blade's debut in the MCU has seen multiple delays tied to directorial changes and a writers' strike, leading to a pre-production shutdown.
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In the ever-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), recent shifts in the release schedule of the eagerly awaited Blade film have sparked curiosity. The sudden delay, closely following the mixed reception of Brie Larson’s sequel, The Marvels, fuels speculation about a possible correlation.

A still from Blade (1998)
A still from Blade (1982)

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Is the Marvels accountable for Blade’s sudden setback, or does it align with routine scheduling adjustments? As fans eagerly anticipate the return of the Daywalker to the big screen, this unforeseen twist injects an extra layer of mystery and anticipation into the overarching MCU storyline.


Blade’s Marvel Debut Encounters A Postponed Release Date

Blade (2025)

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Marvel enthusiasts experienced a rollercoaster of emotions as Blade’s highly anticipated debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe encountered an unexpected delay.

Disney confirmed that Marvel Studios’ Blade, featuring Mahershala Ali, would be postponed by nine months, shifting from February 14th, 2025, to November 7th, 2025. This adjustment marked Disney’s third calendar reshuffle this year, affecting other major releases like Deadpool 3, Captain America: Brave New World, and Thunderbolts.


Beyond the MCU, shifts included Mufasa: The Lion King moving to Christmas 2024 and two untitled Disney movies being removed to accommodate Thunderbolts and Blade in 2025.

Blade’s tumultuous journey, originally slated for November 3rd, 2023, saw multiple shifts tied to directorial changes and a pre-production shutdown in May due to a writers’ strike.

The production faced challenges with at least six writers, including Bassam Tariq, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Beau DeMayo, Michael Starrbury, Nic Pizzolato, and Michael Green, the latter reportedly hired to rewrite Blade entirely.


Coincidentally, the abrupt delay following The Marvels’ lackluster reception raises questions about interconnected narratives within the MCU. Meanwhile, as Blade faces setbacks, The Marvels has made its debut with less-than-promising box office figures.

The Marvels Box Office Results Fall Short Of Expectations

Brie Larson in The Marvels
Brie Larson in The Marvels

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The Marvels, highly anticipated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, disappointingly fall short of box office expectations, grappling with the immense shadow cast by Avengers: Endgame. 


The aftermath of this epic endeavor from Disney and Marvel Studios has left fans disheartened, raising concerns about the franchise’s trajectory.

With the optimistic anticipation for Brie Larson’s The Marvels, slated to release, there was a collective hope for it to follow in the box-office success footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. However, the released figures paint a somber picture, indicating a strong possibility of securing one of the MCU’s lowest opening weekends.

According to The Numbers, globally accumulating a mere $6.66 million in recent box office collections, audience expectations prompt analysts and fans to contemplate the broader implications for the MCU narrative. 


In the dynamic world of superhero cinema, The Marvels’ lackluster box office performance introduces a layer of unpredictability, underscoring the reality that even the mightiest franchises confront challenges in captivating both the hearts and wallets of moviegoers.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.