Artemis Fowl to Debut Directly on Disney+, Disney Sets More New Release Dates


With Top Gun: Maverick announcing a delay yesterday and Candyman moving to September as of today, pretty much every May and June movie has now been officially delayed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. For the moment, Pixar’s Soul remains scheduled for mid-June, but today Disney made a big announcement regarding several of their other upcoming films. The biggest news is that Artemis Fowl, originally slated to hit theatres on May 29th, will now be going straight to Disney+ sometime this summer. On top of that, Disney shifted a handful of other release dates with the full list as follows:

  • Mulan – moves from TBD to 07/24/2020
  • Jungle Cruise – moves from 07/24/2020 to 07/20/2021
  • Free Guy – moves from 08/03/2020 to 12/11/2020
  • The French Dispatch – moves from 08/24/2020 to 10/16/2020
  • Black Widow – moves from TBD to 11/06/2020
  • The Eternals – moves from 11/06/2020 to 02/12/2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – moves from 02/12/2021 to 05/07/2021
  • Doctor Strange 2 – moves from 05/07/2021 to 11/05/2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – moves from 11/05/2021 to 02/18/2022
  • Captain Marvel 2 – 07/08/2022
  • Indiana Jones 5 – moves from 07/09/2021 to 07/29/2022

While I’m sure many fans would have preferred to see Black Widow released directly on Disney+, that is just not going to happen. On the other hand, Artemis Fowl was never going to break any box office records and it is an ideal title for their streaming service. It is a bit surprising, however, that they aren’t even doing a VOD release first as they did with Onward (which is now streaming on Disney+ today). The Disney+ release date for Artemis Fowl is expected to be announced in the near future.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Feel sorry for the cinemas. When they finally get to open in a few months, they’ll have nothing to show that will bring in the crowds.

  • Lori Cerny

    Aren’t they holding back some releases – just in case?

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Here’s hoping. Might be worth them showing a few 80’s classics in the meantime.