Marvel Studios switches the 2021 schedule with an untitled February release


An unnamed Marvel film is getting released five months ahead of schedule in 2021. Will it be a sequel we desperately want or a whole new hero to watch?

In the past, February has been a relatively dead month when it comes to movies and potential blockbusters. However, that all changed in 2016 with the release of Deadpool. Then Marvel Studios released Black Panther in February of 2018, and it helped to cement the month as prime real estate for big-budget films (especially of the comic book variety).

Now it looks like Marvel is once more hoping for box office success. They just announced that they are changing their 2021 schedule, and moving an as of yet untitled film into a slot on February 12.

This change means that MCU fans will be getting one of their superhero movies five months earlier than expected, according to

Of course, at this point, we have no idea which movie it could be, as Marvel and Kevin Feige, the president of the studio, have remained relatively silent about Phase Four and which movies will be released.

Phase Three will conclude with both Captain Marvel and the fourth Avengers movie, which still has no title. Then the only confirmed movies in the next phase are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

While we do know that there are plans for a Black Panther 2 and a Doctor Strange 2, we have no clue when those might be happening. It is possible that one of these two films could be moving into that February 2021 release date. (Please be Black Panther 2, please be Black Panther 2 — sorry, wishful thinking here.) There is no confirmation yet as to when these projects will be worked on or what year they may be released.

At the same time, there are too many possibilities of what could be in the works. At this point Kevin Feige and Marvel are simply not telling us what it is that they are working on. Instead, Feige says once Avengers 4 is finally released he will be less “cagey” about their overall plans.

For now, Marvel will keep their movie plans firmly under wraps when it comes to Phase Four. Feige says they’ll instead focus on “making great film, a good a film as we can.”

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So, unfortunately, we don’t know which movie has been moved to February 12, 2021. That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate and throw out ideas, though. We have to occupy ourselves somehow, right?

Could it be an entirely new superhero introduced into the MCU? Or (coughs) Black Panther 2? Sorry, again, really wishful thinking here.

Either way, it sounds like Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to over the next few years as Phase Three comes to an end and Phase Four takes us in an entirely new direction for the MCU.