Black Widow has now been moved to November 6, which was originally The Eternals release date.
Disney have announced that due to the global pandemic, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four schedule is now going to undergo some pretty drastic changes.
Last month, Disney decided it would be best to delay the release of Black Widow, which was originally scheduled to release May. This puts Black Widow in the same boat as pretty much every other movie that is currently in development or ready for release.
Of course, being a movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this delay will not only affect this movie but will also have a knock-on effect on every other movie set to follow it. Meaning that the whole Phase 4 MCU slate is now set to change their release dates.
With the delays in place, Black Widow will now hit theatres on November 6, 2020 (originally the release date of The Eternals), The Eternals will be debuting February 12, 2021, and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now drop May 7, 2021 (instead of its original February slot). Not only this but Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has changed sates to November 5, 2021 and Thor: Love and Thunder is now set to release February 28, 2022.
Of course, the Disney+ shows set to debut this year, (namely The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Wandavision) are keeping their original release dates. These shows being digital releases are obviously unaffected by the current global situation. If anything more people will be watching them than before.
It’s because of this a number of movies have been subjected to an early digital release this year in an attempt to regain some profits. There were whispers of an early digital release for Black Widow, but as of right now this is clearly not the case.
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