It looks like it’ll be a while before Spider-Man returns to the big screen, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sony has delayed the releases of two untitled Spidey sequels by a few months as Hollywood studios continue to tweak release schedules around the coronavirus fallout.
First, the follow-up to the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man: Far From Home is moved from July 16, 2021 to Nov 5, 2021, while the sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is delayed from Apr 8, 2022 to Oct 7, 2022.
Meanwhile, over at Disney, the release of the Sam Raimi-directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back again, first from May 7, 2021 to Nov 5, 2021, and now to Mar 25, 2022.
Other movements in the MCU slate: Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Chris Hemsworth and Christian Bale, is moved up a week from Feb 18, 2022 to Feb 11, 2022.
For those who’ve lost track of the release shuffle, here's a recap: Black Widow is now opening Nov 6, 2020, The Eternals is set for Feb 12, 2021, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will premiere on May 7, 2021.
Please note: The release dates are for the North American market.