Disney/Marvel Studios has removed a Marvel movie from the 2020 schedules.
According to Digital Spy, one as-yet-unnamed Marvel movie has been pulled from the schedules, in order to make room for another movie – the Dwayne Johnson-starring Jungle Cruise. Disney’s Jungle Cruise has been pushed back to July 24 2020, so in turn a Marvel movie that was due out on July 31st has been removed from the schedules completely.
No word on what that movie is/was, but a safe bet would be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The movie’s future has been up in the air ever since Disney fired director James Gunn, so it’s likely this is the project that has been dropped (for now).
Is it such a bad thing?
Past experience suggests that most planned Marvel movies still happen, they just get reshuffled a little. Heck, the original Ant-Man (2015) was due to be released years before its debut, it just got trapped in
the Quantum Realm development hell for a while.
There’s also the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is soon set to expand with the likes of the X-Men and Fantastic Four, so if one Marvel movie slips for a while it’s not such a big problem – the MCU is going to get increasingly bigger anyway.
Personally, I’m holding out for a Starjammers movie, so if it is Guardians that has been shifted maybe when it does get rescheduled we could see a Guardians/Starjammers mash-up.