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Disney Shifts Pushes ‘The Marvels’ Out of Summer



Disney is making moves to its release calendar and has pushed Marvel Studios’ The Marvels out of summer and into the fall.

The Marvels, starring Brie Larson, will now open Nov. 10, pushed back from its previous July 28 date. In a twinned move, the theme park-based Haunted Mansion is moving into the July 28 spot, jumping from Aug. 11.

The Marvels is directed by Candyman filmmaker Nia DaCosta and also stars Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Captain Marvel character Monica Rambeau. The actor made her Marvel debut with WandaVisionwhich counted The Marvels screenwriter Megan McDonnell as among its writers.

The move comes as Disney CEO Bob Iger indicated the company would focus on better curating brands such as Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar. Marvel will slow down and spread out its Disney+ TV output after releasing a breakneck 18 projects across TV and theatrical in 2021 and 2022.

Marvel Studios just released Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is on track for a strong opening weekend after posting $17.5 million in Thursday previews. The feature is the 31st Marvel Studios title, and stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, with Peyton Reed directing. It also introduces Jonathan Majors’ villain Kang to the big screen. Marvel also has Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due out May 5.

Haunted Mansion stars Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson and Dany DeVito and is directed by Dear White People creator Justin Simien. The project centers on a mother and son who come across a mansion that is more than it seems. They meet eccentric characters who are key to unlocking a mystery along the way.

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