Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Shares Reason For Those Latest Phase 4 Release Date Delays
Talking on the red carpet of Eternals, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared some insight into the reason for the next two years of movies being delayed. Find out what he had to say right here...
Yesterday, we were all crushed to learn that Marvel Studios' Phase 4 slate had been hit by a fresh wave of delays. While we're getting three movies next year, The Marvels has slipped into 2023 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now coming five months after Spider-Man: No Way Home instead of three (it's also avoided clashing with The Batman).
Talking during the world premiere of Eternals yesterday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained why we'll be waiting a little bit longer for these highly anticipated movies.
"It's production shifts and changes, and because we have so many slots, we can just shift slots," the executive explains in the video below. "So all of the Marvel movie slots are the same, we are just shifting which movies are coming out. Strange has moved six weeks, so instead of being three months between Marvel movies, there will be five months. And I think we can all handle that."
While it's true that it is only six weeks, it was inevitable that fans would be disappointed by these changes. Unfortunately, COVID is still slowing things down, and with all those Disney+ TV shows in various stages of production, it's no bad thing that Marvel Studios is taking its time with these movies.
It's worth noting these delays also give the box office the chance to fully bounce back by next summer.
Check out the full interview with Feige below:
"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