In the first quarter of the year, we were all excited as we were going to get 4 new MCU projects within the year. But, then came March and the wave of the Coronavirus hit the entire world. It not only ruined all our travel plans for the rest of the year, but it also killed our hype for most of the major films and shows coming out later in the year. Because even though Disney & other studios had scheduled the arrival of their projects later in the year, in our hearts, we’ve known that everything will be delayed to 2021, or at least till November or December. That’s exactly the case with all the Marvel movies & shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier & WandaVision that are supposed to arrive in the theatres & on Disney+.
Ever since Black Widow was pushed back to November, we’ve been stating that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will also be pushed back from its August release date. That’s not just because it won’t be able to finish production and post production by August, but it’s also because of its story. Marvel had arranged The Falcon and the Winter Soldier after Black Widow because that is the way in which its story is supposed to connect to Black Widow. So, Marvel cannot actually release the series before Black Widow until they remove connective story thread from the series.
Disney has officially removed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from its August release schedule. And they’ve also pushed WandaVision from December 2020 to 2021. This means that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut in December 2020, i.e. after Black Widow, and it’ll replace WandaVision. We haven’t got an official release date just yet, but it makes sense because not only will the show be finished and ready by December, but we might just get to watch Black Widow in November as well.
Originally, this was the schedule of Disney+ after the theatrical release of Black Widow in May – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (August-September), The Mandalorian Season 2 (October-November), WandaVision (December-January) & Loki (February or March). I’ve added The Mandalorian just to give the full release pattern of Disney+. Obviously, it isn’t a part of the MCU. Anyway, with this release pattern, Disney planned to attract subscribers constantly from August till March (if not later) by offering exclusive new shows. But that plan got ruined due to the Coronavirus.
As of now, The Mandalorian Season 2 is the only show that is set to meet its October release date on Disney+. So, that’s enough reason for us to believe that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t be taking the place of The Mandalorian. Instead, it will take the spot after November. Hence, it will arrive in December, given that Black Widow also releases in November. WandaVision could either directly follow The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in February, or it could perhaps release in March since it has been officially stated to arrive in Spring 2021.
Now let’s talk about Loki. As we’ve mentioned, it was supposed to follow WandaVision in Early 2021. But the Coronavirus brought its production to a halt. So now, WandaVision has been given the original release schedule of Loki, and Loki will arrive sometime later in 2021. But don’t you guys worry because we have the official confirmation that Loki won’t be delayed from 2021. Let’s wait and see if we’re given any official release dates in the near future.
Here’s the updated Phase 4 movie schedule of MCU – Black Widow on November 6, 2020, The Eternals on February 12, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on May 7, 2021, Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 on November 5, 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on February 11, 2022, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, 2022, Black Panther II on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022.