It has been a long wait for any news regarding the first cinematic entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Spider-Man: Far From Home. The news has finally dropped that the film will release in July. Now, what makes it stand out, even more, is that this means Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has to find a new release date. THR can confirm it will now release September 3rd rather than its original July release date. There is no mention of Eternals. So, it seems likely that the film will keep its November slot.
The direction is an interesting surprise, as we feared they would postpone every single release into the next slot. It looks like they aren’t interested in pushing it back any further. It makes sense, as their focus will be to promote Black Widow‘s upcoming release on Disney+ and give the other films some breathing room to develop. It is uncertain if Shang-Chi will also be getting a release on Disney+, but they might be waiting out how things develop before finalizing that decision.
Here’s hoping that things will start to slowly come together and we are facing a better future for cinemas. Disney still believes in its development, as many other delays have been mapped out for other releases. The fact they are sticking with Eternals release is a motivating decision, as it confirms they do believe things will have calmed down by then. Still, only time will tell, but we at least finally get to see Black Widow after more than a year of wait in July.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter