Disney Delays Movie Releases, Moves ‘Artemis Fowl’ to Streaming

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s looking like summer blockbuster season is going to be cut short this year. As such, studios are delaying the releases of their top films in order to “make sure audiences can see them” or, in layman’s terms, they want to make sure they can get the best box office they can. And of course, Disney is no different.

Disney announced the rescheduling of several of their upcoming feature films including Mulan, Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, and Free Guy. As a result, other films were shuffled around as well. Captain Marvel 2, for example, has been moved to July 8, 2022, with the fifth untitled Indiana Jones movie slated to come out in that same month.

In addition, they’ve moved their adaptation of Artemis Fowl to their streaming service, Disney+. “With audiences largely unable to attend theaters in the current environment, we are thrilled to offer the premiere of Artemis Fowl on Disney+,” Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing at Disney+, said in a statement. “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.”

Here’s the full list of films and their new release dates:

  • Free Guy – previously dated on 7/3/20 moves to 12/11/20
  • Bob’s Burgers – previously dated on 7/17/20 moves to 4/9/21
  • Mulan – is now dated on 7/24/20
  • Jungle Cruise – previously dated on 7/24/20 moves to 7/30/21
  • The French Dispatch – previously dated on 7/24/20 moves to 10/16/20
  • Black Widow – now dated on 11/6/20
  • The Eternals  – previously dated on 11/6/20 moves to 2/12/21
  • Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings – previously dated on 2/12/21 moves to 5/7/21
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – previously dated on 5/7/21 moves to 11/5/21
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – previously dated on 11/5/21 moves to 2/18/22
  • UNTITLED MARVEL – previously dated on 2/18/22 is removed from schedule
  • UNTITLED INDIANA JONES – previously dated on 7/9/21 moves to 7/29/22
  • Captain Marvel 2 – previously dated 7/29/22, and moves to 7/8/22