MCU Release Date Shuffle Leaves DEADPOOL 3 as Only 2024 Movie

Here’s something we didn’t have on our bingo card. Only one MCU movie will release in 2024. That’s right, one. The only MCU movie coming to theaters in 2024 is Deadpool 3. This will be followed by four movies in 2025. It’s an interesting choice, but one many seem to be applauding, especially given recent sentiment that the MCU has stuffed its multiverse too full. How did this come about? Well, Marvel Studios recently shuffled around the release dates for several of their movies. Let’s take a look at which MCU movies moved and what the overall 2024/2025 release date slate looks like for Marvel.

The New 2024/2025 MCU Release Date Schedule

MCU Movie release date shuffle, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts
Marvel Studios

In short, here are the MCU movies that will release in 2024 and 2025 and their current release dates.

  • Deadpool 3 will release on July 26, 2024
  • Captain America: Brave New World will release on February 14, 2025
  • Fantastic Four will release on May 2, 2025
  • Thunderbolts will release on July 25, 2025
  • Blade will release on November 7, 2025

How Marvel’s Movies Shuffled Around

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in his Captain America suit on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Marvel Studios

For the curious, here’s how these MCU movies and their release dates moved around. Deadpool 3 was originally meant to release on May 3, 2024 and will now arrive on July 26, 2024, a short move of a few months. That makes sense because the movie is approximately 50% done.

Meanwhile, the MCU’s Captain America: Brave New World had an original release date of July 26, 2024 and moves to February 14, 2025. Fantastic Four retains its May 2, 2025 release date and doesn’t shift at all. The MCU’s Thunderbolts movie had an initial release date of December 20, 2024, and Marvel has now delayed it to July 25, 2025. And finally, Blade, initially planned for February 14, 2025, moves to November 7, 2025.

According to IGN, Marvel Studios has removed two untitled MCU movies from its schedule. These movies originally held the release dates that Thunderbolts and Blade now occupy.

We’ll have to wait and see if this release date calendar remains in place as we head into 2024 and beyond.

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