Los Angeles, October 19 - In a major development, Marvel Studios and Disney postponed
the entire Phase 4 schedule of the MCU films, except Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, on Monday (October 18). While the reason behind this move wasn't explained at the time of postponement, many wonders if Disney and Marvel still fear the covid-19 pandemic.
However, that is not the case this time around as Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige has explained the actual and genuine reason why the studio has reshuffled its Phase 4 schedule, starting with "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness".
Speaking to Variety's Marc Malkin at Monday's world premiere of Eternals, Feige told, "It's production shifts and changes, and because we have so many slots, we can just shift slots.
"All the Marvel slots are the same, we're just shifting when they're coming out. And yes, Strange [in the Multiverse of Madness] has moved six weeks, so instead of there being three months between Marvel movies, there will be five months between Marvel movies and I think we can all handle that", Feige added.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios' Disney release, "Eternals" is scheduled to debut in worldwide theaters on November 5. Directed by Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao, the movie stars an ensemble cast including Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, and Don Lee in prominent roles. The superhero movie had a world premiere on October 18.