'Black Widow' Postponed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus

Lawrence Kim
March 18, 2020

Disney has made a decision to pull the release of several of its upcoming films, including the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

AMC's timeline crosses over with Black Widow's previous May 1 release date, which hurt the movie's chances of releasing in its original timeframe.

While no theaters are yet closed in the USA because of the coronavirus, there's growing concern that some cinemas could go dark in areas where cases of COVID-19 are proliferating, or where business has slowed.

The Photostatic Veil that Nat used in the 2014-released film to shapeshift as World Security Council member Hawley, could help Yelena impersonate her sister. The recommendation directly impacts larger auditoriums, which may have to stagger seating.

As per news reports, Disney has postponed the release of The New Mutants and Antlers and Mulan, which was expected to do great business at the box office. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, was meant to be the first film in Phase Four of the MCU - and the kickoff of the annual summer movie season.

When will you be able to see Black Widow in theaters instead? It's unknown if Disney will be doing the same for its titles. The Eternals is set to premiere in theaters November 6, followed by Disney+'s WandaVision on December 20, Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, and Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021. With that said, it features more action than we've ever seen from the character in the previous Marvel films out in the wild.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Marvel Studios' Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

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