‘Black Widow,’ ‘Mulan’ set new premiere dates; Disney+ gets ‘Artemis Fowl’


Previously delayed Disney tentpole films Black Widow and Mulan have been given new release dates, and Artemis Fowl’s release has been moved to Disney+.

According to Deadline, Mulan, which is already a locked print and had its world premiere in Hollywood earlier in March, will now open on July 24. Fans will recognize that date as the one previously occupied by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s Jungle Cruise, which means that film will now have a new date of July 30, 2021.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will see big changes, with Black Widow, who was the first MCU film to be delayed, now moving to November 6th. That new Black Widow release date was previously held by The Eternals’, which pushes back The Eternals to February 12, 2021 — which is Shang-Chi’s previous date.

Those delays set off a cascading effect with the MCU, with each subsequent release being pushed back.

Shang-Chi will now premiere on Doctor Strange 2’s old date of May 7, 2021, with Doctor Strange 2 moving to Thor: Love and Thunder’s previous date of November 5, 2021.

Thor: Love And Thunder will move to February. 18, 2022. Black Panther 2 is still on track for a May 8, 2022 release, with Captain Marvel 2 now set for July 8, 2022

In addition to Black Widow, The Eternals and the rest of the MCU getting new release dates, Disney is also set to move both the premiere date and the premiere place of Artemis Fowl.

The live-action feature film was previously scheduled for a theatrical release on May 29, 2020. However, it will now debut exclusively on Disney+, with a release date to be announced soon.

“With audiences largely unable to attend theatres in the current environment, we are thrilled to offer the premiere of Artemis Fowl on Disney+,” said Ricky Strauss, President, Content & Marketing, Disney+. “Director Kenneth Branagh and his spectacular cast take viewers right into the vibrant, fantasy world of the beloved book, which fans have been waiting to see brought to life onscreen for years. It’s great family entertainment that is the perfect addition to Disney+’s summer lineup.”

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