Here's the Updated List of Release Dates for Disney+ Marvel Shows

Here's the Updated List of Release Dates for Disney+ Marvel Shows
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It looks like Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU won't be coming anytime soon.

Disney's policies are the very epitome of why the writers and actors in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA unions decided to hit the picket lines. Unfair payments (unless you're Harrison Ford), unethical use of AI, withholding of residuals — all these issues have enraged industry workers, which is why they have been on strike for four months now.

And now, Hollywood's slow-burning labor disputes have begun to have a tangible impact on multibillion-dollar corporations, which is evidenced by the updated list of release dates recently shared by Marvel Studios. As it turns out, many of the MCU shows have been delayed or suspended indefinitely.

1. What If…?

The second season of What If…? was originally scheduled for early 2023. As of now, there is no specific release date for the show, but it's expected to hit the screens at some point in December, most likely around Christmas.

2. Echo

The Hawkeye spin-off focusing on Maya Lopez aka Echo (Alaqua Cox) was originally scheduled for release on November 29 but has been pushed back to January 2024.

3. X-Men '97

One of the most anticipated MCU projects is the animated series X-Men '97. After all, it's not just a spiritual successor to the original X-Men cartoon, which ran from 1992 to 1997, but actually a direct sequel. X-Men '97 was supposed to be released this fall but was pushed back to early 2024.

4. Agatha

The WandaVision spin-off, focusing on the title character played by Kathryn Hahn, was supposed to come out this winter but has been rescheduled to the fall of 2024. The good thing is that the series has finally been given a definitive title, Agatha: The Darkhold Diaries.

5. Ironheart

Following the superhero of the same name first introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ironheart was meant to be released this fall. Even though the filming has been completed, the show has been put on hold for an indefinite period of time.

6. Daredevil: Born Again

Daredevil: Born Again, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, completed shooting this year and was slated for a spring 2024 release, but production was halted due to the strikes. Had the series continued on Netflix, it would have probably suffered the same fate.

7. Wonder Man

The same goes for Wonder Man, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Production began in April this year but has been postponed indefinitely.

Well, there is one great piece of news, however: the second season of Loki hasn't been delayed! The series about the Asgardian god and his time travels is set to premiere on Disney+ on October 6, 2023.