Marvel News: MCU Release Date Changes, Fantastic Four Director Issue
It’s been an eventful day for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not necessarily the kind of events you typically want to see. The MCU is generally (the endless release date exceeding the early days of the pandemic) such a stable rolling juggernaut that every time there’s a bunch of upheavals in a row, it seems alarming, even if it’s not probably not. .
The most innocuous Marvel cinematic event of the day is that a pair of films from their 2023 schedule have changed places on the release schedule. Captain Marvel after, Wonderswas previously scheduled to release on February 17, 2023. This is moving to July 28, 2023 instead. This release date had been reserved for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawho will slip into Wonders February 17 location instead. According to Deadlineit was just about Quantumania be “more advanced in the production process” than Wonders.
The good news is that this means we’ll meet Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror a bit sooner than expected since he’s the main villain of the Ant-Man sequel. If Kang is going to be a recurring threat during Phase 4 of the MCU, it would make sense to introduce him a little earlier.
The biggest, and perhaps most disturbing, news is that Jon Watts has stepped down as director of the long-awaited MCU film Fantastic Four. Watts, of course, directed the hit Spider-Man trilogy for Marvel Studios and Sony, which resulted in the 2021 box office revitalization. Spider-Man: No Coming Home, an ambitious blockbuster that tells a multiversal Spidey story under heavy clouds of secrecy. According to DeadlineWatts just “needs a break” after a hectic schedule for the past few years.