Monday Movie Report: Disney reschedules films, pushes ‘Fowl’ online

After having already been rescheduled from last year, the Disney film “Artemis Fowl” is headed to a digital platform.

According to Variety, “Fowl,” originally set to hit theaters on May 29, will instead debut on the company’s digital platform. A date to launch on Disney Plus hasn’t been announced, though.

The move comes as movie theaters are, and will likely continue to be closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Fowl” had originally been looking to open in August 2019, but was later pushed back to this year.

The movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, stars Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad and Colin Farrell.
Other releases under the Disney umbrella, meanwhile, have been mostly moved back.
Marvel’s “Black Widow” prequel is now set for Nov. 6. As a result, Marvel’s whole lineup has been pushed back:

  • “The Eternals” will come out Feb. 12, 2021.
  • “Shang-Chi” will open May 7, 2021.
  • “Doctor Strange 2” will debut Nov. 5, 2021.
  • “Thor: Love and Thunder” will open Feb. 18, 2022.
  • “Black Panther 2” is now set for May 6, 2022.
  • “Captain Marvel 2” will open July 8, 2022.

Variety reports that Disney may move more movies going forward, too.
For example, “Mulan” was moved from March to July, but this may still change. Another Disney feature, “Jungle Cruise” will move an entire year from July 2020 to 2021.
“Indiana Jones 5,” meanwhile, has also been moved from summer 2021 to 2022.

Movies continue to be released for viewers at home, though, including the following set to become available this week:

  • Little Women, my rating: 4.85 out of 5 (2019 Top 10), Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.08 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%, MetaCritic rating: 91, LetterBoxD rating: 4.3 out of 5.
  • Cats, my rating: 2.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 1.8 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 20%, MetaCritic rating: 32, LetterBoxD rating: 1.6 out of 5.
  • Dolittle, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 1.8 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%, MetaCritic rating: 26, LetterBoxD rating: 2 out of 5.
  • Escape from Pretoria, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%, MetaCritic rating: 56, LetterBoxD rating: 3.3 out of 5.

Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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