In a sad announcement, Marvel Studios has now pushed out all of its majors releases to 2021 and they’re starting with Black Widow, due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Reported in The Verge, Marvel Studios released a press release via their website confirming that Black Widow would be the first of their films to move from its slated release of November 5, 2020 and will now arrive in cinemas next year on May 7, 2021.
Other Marvel Studios films to move also include Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which will move from its May 7, 2021 release date to July 9th, 2021, while Eternals, which was supposed to follow Black Widow, is moving from February 12, 2021 to November 5th 2021.
Other Disney releases have also been pushed including 20th Century Studios The King’s Man which will now arrive on February 12, 2021, while Steven Speilberg’s West Side Story has also been moved out to the end of 2021.
It’s a bit of gut punch to realise that we won’t be getting any new MCU films this year, and is the first time since 2009 since we’ve gone without an MCU release. Still I’ve got my fingers crossed that we’ll get to see all these amazing films up on the big screen and in the mean time we also have some pretty cool upcoming Disney+ content to look forward to including WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki.
Black Widow will arrive in cinemas on May 7, 2021.
Source: The Verge