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

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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