The release schedule of the future Phase 5 streaming shows from the MCU has just undergone a significant alteration due to a change made by Disney+ to its website.
Many fans were curious as to if further Phase 5 projects would be further pushed down the docket after The Marvels’ July release date was moved forward to November.
Some Phase 5 MCU shows would be postponed, with some even being removed from the schedule for this year, according to earlier reports.
Marvel Studios UK also took down a promotional piece that promoted Phase 5 releases this year, a clear sign that delays are unavoidable.
Disney+ Reveals New Evidence of Phase 5 Delays
The release dates of numerous MCU Disney+ episodes were altered from Phase 5 to “Coming Soon” on the company’s official website, suggesting that the shows would be postponed along with changes to Marvel Studios’ impending release schedule.
The MCU was expected to have a strong year in 2023 as it begins Phase 5 with three films and five Disney+ series. However, Marvel Studios and Disney are apparently “re-evaluating the future releases” of future projects because the studio was dissatisfied with Phase 4 as a result of unfavorable criticism.
What If..? Season 2
What If…? is one of the first dominoes to fall. Season 2, which was originally slated to premiere in early 2023 but was then modified to “Coming Soon.”
Echo, a Hawkeye spinoff, also had a significant delay. Showrunner Marion Dayre stated that the show’s premiere has been postponed from this summer to later in the year.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos
It was said that Agatha: Coven of Chaos will come out after Daredevil: Born Again, which would be sometime around 2025.
Loki Season 2
Loki Season 2’s most recent “Coming Soon” tag suggests a troubling change for the Tom Hiddleston-led series, which was originally scheduled to debut this summer.
The possibility exists that the program will be pushed farther down the schedule, possibly aiming for a release in the fall or winter of this year.
Beau DeMayo, the chief writer of X-Men ’97, had previously stated that the animated Marvel series was still expected to premiere this autumn on Disney+, but this new information might indicate that the project has changed course.
Despite the fact that Ironheart’s production is already complete, the latest information may indicate that there may be additional delays. Instead of a fall 2023 release date, Ironheart may instead aim for an early 2024 premiere.
Daredevil: Born Again
Filming for Daredevil: Born Again, which will continue throughout much of this year, is now taking place in New York. It is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2024, but a postponement might cause it to air in 2025 in order to make room for the other shows that have already been shifted.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is reportedly aiming for a late 2024 release date, which is still consistent with Marvel Studios’ announcement during San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that it will premiere in that year.
Now set for a spring 2023 release, Secret Invasion has been speculated to be the first Marvel show to air on Disney+ this year, possibly following The Mandalorian Season 3’s current run. But, with this recent update, it might also be postponed until the summer or fall of this year.
Due to Phase 5’s massive amount of content, Marvel Studios’ numerous delays may turn out to be a good thing after some have noted that Phase 5 is off to a horrible start with Ant-Man 3’s poor reviews.
In conclusion, taking a step back may be the key to discovering the ideal recipe and level of consistency needed to duplicate the MCU’s Infinity Saga success.