Malaysian Marvel fans, we have some bad news. For those of you who have been eagerly waiting for your chance to see ‘Thor, Love and Thunder‘ on the big screens, it looks like you may have to wait even longer than you had initially anticipated.
With many parts of the globe having already screened the major blockbuster follow-up to 2017’s Ragnarok, local fans here were surprised to learn that the Malaysian release of the film would be pushed back to July 21st, a whole two weeks after it’s initial international release.
Thor, Love and Thunder delayed indefinitely in Malaysia
However, we regret to inform you that your wait may wind up becoming a little longer than initially anticipated, as according to local cinema operator GSC, Disney Malaysia has informed them that the screening of the Marvel flick will once again be pushed back. However, instead of providing any concrete dates, the delay will now be indefinite.
“Disney has updated us that the release of #ThorLoveandThunder in Malaysia is now ‘TBA’.” they said.
GSC adds that the entertainment company’s local division has also been scant on details as to why the movie’s release was delayed for a second time in Malaysia, but promises viewers that they will provide updates as more information becomes available. This was corroborated by TGV Cinemas, who also broke the news on their official Facebook page moments ago.
It is unclear at this time as to how moviegoers may proceed with their refunds for pre-order tickets, but it is likely that the process will be similar to that which was previously announced by GSC during the first round of delays.
Some have previously speculated that Thor was delayed to 21st July due to Mat Kilau
Moviegoers have previously speculated that the initial delay of ‘Thor, Love and Thunder‘ in Malaysian cinemas to the July 21st date was due to the recent box-office release of ‘Mat Kilau‘.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first Disney film to face release and distribution issues in Malaysia this year, as Chris Evan’s 2022 ‘Lightyear‘ movie, which centers around Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear, was pulled from Malaysia after issues surrounding an LGBT kiss between two women. The movie was also banned in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, and 13 other countries.