It looks like 2020’s web of crazy caught up with one Marvel superhero. Last week Variety reported an impending move of the Black Widow premiere. Now its been confirmed.
The film starring Scarlett Johansson shifts from November 6, 2020 to May 7, 2021, per The Hollywood Reporter! The new date is almost one year from its original release date of May 1, 2020.
Black Widow’s move to 2021 spells certain doom for the theater industry. With theaters still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it appears the rest of 2020 may be a wash for big blockbusters. Black Widow is also the first film of Phase 4 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios’ next wave doesn’t begin until the film sees the light of day.
Elsewhere at the mouse house, Soul is heading to 2021 as well. Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now debut on July 9, 2021 instead of May 7, 2021. The new date for Marvel’s Eternals is November 5, 2021!