Week in Geek #96: Updated Delayed MCU Films Release Schedule and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #96: Updated Delayed MCU Films Release Schedule and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, April 4, 2020
Welcome to another edition of WEEK IN GEEK here at Fanboys Anonymous—a rundown of some of the events, news and stories that went down over the past few days in the geek culture spectrum.

This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

MCU Films Get Delayed Releases

As expected, COVID-19 has pushed back the releases of Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and more.

I'm bummed, for sure, but I can't blame Disney for making this call. There's no telling when movie theaters will be up and running and fully functioning again, let alone how long it will take after that for the business to recalibrate itself.

This sucks. I want to be able to go to the movies and I want to see these things.

Click here for not only the updated release schedule, but also my rankings of all the films in the MCU so far.

Other Delayed Releases, Of Course

Everything. Everything is being delayed, for the most part. AMC theaters may go out of business, Shazam 2 may not start when expected, etc.

Top Gun: Maverick moves from June 24th to December 23rd.
A Quiet Place Part 2 goes from March 20th to September 4th.
Candyman moves from June 12 to September 25th.
Jungle Cruise gets moved a whole year from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021.
Mulan is now set for July 24th.
Artemis Fowl will go to Disney+.
Free Guy goes from July to December 11th.

Oddly enough, San Diego Comic-Con hasn't been delayed yet. It's still scheduled for July, at least for now.

I think Top Gun and A Quiet Place will benefit. Top Gun is a good "dad movie" for Christmas. A Quiet Place being closer to Halloween is good. The same goes for Candyman, which never made sense as a June summer film to me, anyway.

Oddly, I think Jungle Cruise would have been smart to set for August and take advantage of a lack of competition and people just wanting to go see something dumb and fun (assuming we can get to the movies, then).

The weirdest thing? They haven't said anything about New Mutants, which has been delayed what feels like 100 times. I still really, really think this is best suited for Hulu or Disney+ and I hope Disney makes that call.

Barbara Gordon Confirmed for Titans Season 3

Woooooo! Cinematographer Boris Mojsovski confirmed the rumors that Barbara Gordon, in wheelchair Oracle form, will be in the next season of Titans. That's awesome. I love the character and always felt that she should have been referenced in some fashion. Hopefully, they cast someone as good as some of the other people they've cast on this show so far.

Update on stuff happening here at Fanboys Anonymous

I've been swamped with WrestleMania coverage over on Smark Out Moment, so I've been unable to tap into Fanboys Anonymous as much as I've wanted to, during this pandemic. The crisis has been weighing on me in hundreds of ways, too, making my depression at a record high and energy at a record low, in a lot of ways.

However, I'm hoping that I can provide you with a lot of fun material in the coming weeks. I want to do some segments I've never had the time to do, tap into discussions I've been wanting to talk about, and write up some interesting posts and do some cool podcasts.

So stay tuned, and if you'd like to support Fanboys Anonymous and myself through my Patreon, I would be forever grateful.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.