Disney confirms 2021 release dates for THREE Marvel movies, including Eternals and Shang-chi

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Martial artist Shang-chi is the main character in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.
Martial artist Shang-chi is the main character in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Updated on 21 May 2021 with amended release dates from Disney. Black Widow's opening was moved one day forward to 8 July, and Eternals' opening was moved from 28 October to 4 November.

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SINGAPORE — Disney announced on 16 March 2021 new release dates for Singapore for its 2021 line-up of movies across its stable of studios, including Marvel, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, and Searchlight Pictures.

Some of these movies had been scheduled to open in theatres last year, but, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in those plans. Movies that were delayed till this year include Black Widow, Free Guy, and The King's Man.

This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from
This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

What’s exciting about the new info is that, besides Black Widow, two more Marvel Studios movies have been added to the slate this year: Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings and Eternals.

Other films in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe like Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness, Thor: Love And Thunder, Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 will be released in 2022.

Spider-Man 3: No Way Home, although also part of the MCU Phase 4 movies, is technically owned by Sony and not Disney, and hence wasn't included in Disney's announcement; but we know that No Way Home is getting a 17 December 2021 release.

Eternals is about a race of immortals living among Earthlings.

Update On Reshuffled Release Dates:

Disney announced on 24 March that it had changed the release dates of several films in its 2021 line-up, as well as added a few of them to be made available on its streaming service, Disney+.

Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, the first Marvel movie with a fully Asian cast, previously announced to open on 8 July, was pushed to 2 September.

On 21 May, Disney further changed the release dates for Black Widow and Eternals. 

Marvel's Black Widow, which had been slated to open on 29 April and later 9 July, will now be released in theatres on 8 July. Black Widow will now also be released simultaneously on Disney+ at an initial additional price for premier access, similar to the release format for Mulan and Raya And The Last Dragon.

Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie as a member of a race of immortals living among Earthlings, had been scheduled for a 28 October opening, but that has been shifted to 4 November.

Another upcoming tentpole, Cruella has had its release shifted back to 27 May, one week before its previously announced 3 June release.

Like Black Widow, Cruella will also be released in theatres and on Disney+ at the same time.

There are also two Pixar films in the line-up: Luca and Encanto. Luca will be available to stream on Disney+ on 17 June.

Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds as a video game character, will be shifted for a 12 August opening from its previous 20 May date.

The King’s Man, starring Ralph Fiennes, will now open on 23 December instead of 19 August.

Deep Water and Death On The Nile are now slated for 2022, instead of their previous August dates.

Here's the updated schedule of Disney's 2021 movies and their release dates:

Nomadland — 18 March

Cruella — 27 May

Luca — 17 June

Black Widow — 8 July

The Night House — 15 July

Jungle Cruise — 29 July

Free Guy — 12 August

The Beatles: Get Back — 26 August

Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings — 2 September

The Last Duel — 14 October

Ron's Gone Wrong — 21 October

Eternals — 4 November

Antlers — 4 November

Encanto — 25 November

West Side Story — 9 December

The King's Man — 23 December


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