Marvel Delays Release of Upcoming MCU Shows Amid Hollywood Strikes

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As the strikes amongst the Hollywood writers and actors are still ongoing, there have been questions about the status of the upcoming MCU shows that are set to release in the next couple of months.

Considering that the productions of some of the shows were halted when the strikes commenced, fans are starting to worry that they won't be able to make it into their planned release window and a delay is now seemingly imminent.

Now, we finally have a word regarding the status of the upcoming MCU shows and, unfortunately, we are indeed going to expect a delay in their releases as a result of the ongoing strikes.

Marvel Studios Shuffles Release of Upcoming MCU Shows Due to the Strikes

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The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Marvel Studios is delaying the releases of all their upcoming TV shows with the exception of the second season of Loki which is still slated for release on Disney+ this October 6.

The ongoing strikes are cited as the main reason for the delay in their releases although sources in the report also claimed that Marvel also wants to space out their programming and make each title an event for fans.

The Hawkeye spinoff series Echo, which was originally slated to release this November 29, has now been moved to January 2024. All episodes are still expected to drop on the same day.

Meanwhile, the second season of What If...? is now set to arrive on Disney+ around Christmas Day this year although the episodes are now necessarily holiday-themed. It was originally slated to premiere earlier this year.

X-Men '97, the highly-anticipated continuation of the beloved '90s animated series, has shifted its release to early 2024. It was originally set to premiere this fall.

The Agatha Harkness series, now titled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, is being pushed to early fall 2024 as a lead-up to the Halloween holiday. It was originally announced for release in winter 2023.

Ironheart, which completed production last year and is supposed to premiere this fall, has been removed from the release calendar with no new release window being set. It is speculated that the project needs more reshoots or ADR work which is why it is being delayed indefinitely.

Daredevil: Born Again and Wonder Man, whose productions halted as a result of the writers' strike, were also temporarily removed from the release calendar as there is no uncertainty yet on when their respective filming will resume.

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This is definitely unfortunate news for fans who have been anticipating these shows since they now have to wait longer than expected. However, it is an inevitable situation given the current strikes and hopefully, the issues will be resolved in the near future so that these delays won't happen again.

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