Hollywood Strikes Delay Marvel Series: 6 New Release Dates. The entertainment industry has been rocked by recent strikes in Hollywood. Crew members and talent are demanding better pay and improved working conditions. As a result, Marvel Studios has been forced to delay or postpone many upcoming projects. This has led to shuffled release dates and uncertainty surrounding when fans can expect to see some of their most anticipated Marvel series.
Marvel Struggles to Replicate Avengers Endgame Success
Since reaching the pinnacle with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has struggled to maintain the same level of success. Although films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and shows like Ms. Marvel have performed well, declining box office returns, inconsistent CGI quality, and a lack of narrative focus have challenged even loyal fans’ interest.
Marvel seems to have lost the overarching villain that previously tied the franchises together. It remains to be seen how these delays will impact Marvel’s ability to get back on track.
6 Upcoming Marvel Disney+ Series Get New Release Dates
While Loki Season 2 is still set for next month on Disney+, almost every other Marvel Studios series headed to the streaming platform has been postponed. What If…? remains the only Disney+ Marvel show still on track for release later in 2023.
Here are the updated premiere dates for 6 delayed Marvel series:
- Echo: Was November 2023, now January 2024
- X-Men ’97: Was Fall 2023, now Early 2024
Coven of Chaos: Was Winter 2023, now Late 2024
- Ironheart: Was Fall 2023, now TBD
- Daredevil: Born Again: Was Spring 2024, now Possibly 2025
Daredevil: Born Again has faced multiple delays already. With 18 episodes planned, it was meant to be Marvel’s longest live-action Disney+ series. The continual postponements make it unlikely to debut before 2025.
Hollywood Strikes Blamed for Marvel Delays
The release date shifts all come down to the ongoing strikes within Hollywood. Actors and screenwriters are fighting for increased compensation and improved working environments from major studios.
With no agreement in sight, productions can’t move forward. This has already led to postponements across film and television, greatly impacting Marvel’s tightly coordinated release calendar.
Until the strikes are resolved, additional delays seem inevitable. Marvel fans will have to wait longer than expected to see some of their most highly anticipated new series.