Marvel Studios announced a ton of new reveals yesterday in regards to their upcoming film slate.
We got confirmation of America Chavez debuting in the Doctor Strange sequel, Cassie Lang getting a new actress in the newly titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaina, and even the announcement of Fantastic Four being in development with Jon Watts directing. However, most of the attention was squarely on the Disney+ shows produced by Marvel Studios, which showcased several new trailers and even the announcement of multiple new shows and characters.
During Disney's Investor Day presentation, several shows for Disney+ received new release dates, but the release date for their movies were neither reaffirmed nor updated until the day after their presentation.
Several titles received new release dates from Disney at Investor Day. However, there were additional films that also had a change in their release, which were the following:
Thor: Love and Thunder has been pushed back from February 11, 2022 to May 6, 2022.
Black Panther II is being moved from May 6, 2022 to July 8, 2022.
Captain Marvel 2 will release on November 11, 2022 instead of July 8, 2022.
WHAT THIS MEANS
These moves seem to have been made to facilitate a three-month delay for Black Panther II, taking the release date of Captain Marvel 2. Although, that still doesn't seem to be quite enough time for what is likely to be a page-one rewrite of the entire script to compensate for the sudden loss of Chadwick Boseman, which Marvel Studios has confirmed would not result in the digital recreation or recasting of the late actor.
Marvel Studios could have easily pushed Black Panther II back further and given it the November 11, 2022 release date that Captain Marvel II landed on, so it's entirely likely that director and writer Ryan Coogler is confident enough that he will be able to adjust in time for production to begin in July next year. It has already been reported that Shuri will have a larger role in the sequel, so Coogler and Marvel Studios are likely already on their way to rewriting the movie.