Marvel fans endured new shock yesterday after it was announced that Disney delayed almost all the upcoming MCU movies, again. The only movies that were spared were Eternals, which is set to open next month, and James Gunn’s Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 which is still set to be released on May 5, 2023.
Although that created a new order in the release calendar – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was moved from February to July 2023, and therefore skipped the release of Guardians 3, this new release order probably won’t have any influence on the MCU timeline. Let’s remember that the previous round of delays have put Shang-Chi before Eternals, although Shang-Chi was originally set to be released after Eternals.
MCU was in a tough spot at the start of the pandemic because delaying only one movie could’ve created the chain reaction, resulting in all the other upcoming movies too. But, Marvel managed to reshuffle the calendar and still keep the timeline of the franchise logical to follow.
James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy wrote the statement on Twitter following this latest round of delays, confirming that Guardians weren’t touched by the delays and the movie is still all set to be released in May 2023.
Source: James Gunn Official Twitter Account