It doesn’t matter how many superheroes you work with, everyone has been impacted by the current global health crisis. Marvel, in both its comic book and studio divisions, is making changes to accommodate the current shutdown.
According to The Guardian, Marvel Comics furloughed about half of its editorial team this month as comic book shops around the world have shuttered their doors, diminishing comic book sales and the demand for new comics. (Newsarama reported that Marvel paused work and releases for one-third of its May and June titles.)
However, Marvel Comics continues to support local comic book stores during these difficult times, publishing a list of stores that offer delivery, curbside pickup, gift certificates, and more.
Marvel’s big-screen endeavors continue to feel the effects of lockdown and movie theater closures, too. After shifting most of the Phase Four release dates earlier this month, Marvel Studios updated its plans again for two upcoming release dates. Fans will have to wait even longer to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will open on March 25, 2022, instead of on Nov. 5, 2021. In good news, though, Thor: Love and Thunder actually moved up a week to open on Feb. 11, 2022.
The full, updated Marvel Studios release schedule is available here — but maybe don’t add them to your personal calendar in pen just yet.
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