Following disappointing field workplace returns of big-budget releases like “Tenet” and “Mulan,” Disney is pushing again the discharge of the Marvel stand-alone movie “Black Widow,” in addition to a slew of different titles, within the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson will now hit theaters Could 7, 2021, after it was already delayed to November from its authentic Could 1, 2020 launch date, the studio introduced on Wednesday, in response to Selection.
The ensuing domino impact will push the subsequent entries within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Eternals,” additional into the calendar 12 months, with the movies launching on July 9, 2021 and November 5, 2021, respectively.
“Eternals” star Kumail Nanjiani was fast to touch upon the information, commending the studio on the choice, given the present public well being disaster.
“Marvel made the best & accountable determination. There’s a pandemic. Nothing is extra essential than well being & lives,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “I can’t inform ppl to go to a movie show till I really feel protected going to at least one. Deal with yourselves. I promise it’ll be well worth the wait!”
Because it stands now, no extra Marvel movies will likely be launched this 12 months, considerably upending plans for Section 4 of the interconnected superhero universe.
As for the non-Marvel movies on Disney’s slate, Steven Spielberg’s “West Aspect Story” will now arrive in theaters a 12 months later than anticipated on December 10, 2021, as an alternative of December 18, 2020. Kenneth Branagh’s newest stab on the Agatha Christie mysteries, “Demise on the Nile” will even be impacted within the reshuffling, shifting from October to December 18 of this 12 months.
Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck’s erotic thriller, “Deep Water,” has been delayed as effectively, moved from November 2020 to August 13, 2021.
The one Disney movie that continues to be untouched is the upcoming Pixar launch “Soul,” which remains to be scheduled to debut in November, though the studio is rumored to be contemplating premiering the animated movie on its Disney+ streaming service.
In latest weeks, quite a lot of extremely anticipated movies have additionally been delayed, together with Patty Jenkins’ “Surprise Girl 1984” and Nia DaCosta’s horror remake “Candyman.”
The choice to delay the autumn blockbusters is a devastating blow to the movie trade and theater operators, as new movies will grow to be much more scare within the coming months. Many had hoped that the Sept. four launch of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” may lure viewers again to cinemas, however the motion movie underperformed on the home field workplace with a North American gross of solely $36.1 million since opening. “Tenet,” nevertheless, has fared higher internationally, raking in $214 million because it opened in theaters in August.
Now, just one main movie stays on the scrubbed schedule: the newest James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” which remains to be set to reach in November.
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