Release of Marvel's 'Black Widow' postponed to May 2021

Brenda Watkins
September 24, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic sparking second waves and cinemas in big markets across the pond still not open, Disney has chose to delay a host of movies, with the headliner being Black Widow. This also could explain why The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was officially delayed to 2021 when the WandaVision trailer was released. After the rumors of Black Widow being considered for a delay, it's been confirmed that the Marvel Phase 4 will be skipping out on the 2020 debut. That's why Marvel Studios and Disney have pushed Black Widow into 2021.

The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie "Black Widow", last set for November 6, heads to May 7 of next year.

The Scarlett Johansson-fronted Black Widow was slated to open November 6, but will now debut next spring on May 7, while Steven Spielberg's remake of the Broadway classic musical West Side Story will premiere on December 10, almost one year after its originally scheduled December 18, 2020 date.

Meanwhile, Disney also announced Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" is being delayed almost a year to December 10, 2021.

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Disney's move has a ripple effect on its Marvel calendar in particular and its release schedule overall. Be sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook to let us know what you think!

Disney announced the delay of several of its upcoming major releases on Wednesday, including all of its upcoming Marvel titles.

"Marvel made the right & responsible decision", tweeted "Eternals" star Kumail Nanjiani.

And in the biggest move so far, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story moves from December 18th, 2020 to December 10th, 2021. "There's a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health and lives. I can't tell people to go to a movie theatre until I feel safe going to one". But Disney also moved up the dates of The King's Man by two weeks to February 12, 2021 and The Empty Man two months to October 23.

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