24 Sep – It's only been around a week since it was reported that Disney is planning on rescheduling "Black Widow" to a later date, it has now been confirmed that the inevitable delay is indeed happening.
The Scarlett Johansson-starrer has been postponed to next year, slated to open in North American cinemas on 7 May 2021, according to Variety.
It was originally scheduled to open last 1 May but the pandemic forced it to be delayed to the end of October or early November, depending on territories, before now being pushed all the way to next year.
The shift means that other Marvel movies also had to be moved to new dates, including "Eternals" (from 12 February 2021 to 5 November 2021) and "Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (from 7 May 2021 to 9 July 2021).
As for non-Marvel titles, Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" has been postponed to next year, moving from 18 December 2020 to 10 December 2021, while Kenneth Branagh's "Death on the Nile" is still opening this year but it won't be on 23 October, it will now open on "West Side Story's" original 18 December date.
A bit of good news for fans who have been waiting for "The King's Man", it will be releasing slightly earlier now, having been rescheduled from 26 February 2021 to 12 February 2021.
As for Jamie Foxx's "Soul", which was rumoured to be pulled from theatrical release for a Disney+ premiere instead, the animated film currently is still slotted to open in North American cinemas this 20 November.