It was only a matter of time before Disney decided to rethink their autumn/winter release slate. It has now been confirmed that the likes of ‘Black Widow’, Eternals amongst many have been delayed.
‘Black Widow,’ starring Scarlett Johansson, was set to debut on November 6 but has now moved to May 7, 2021.
‘Death on the Nile’ — a follow-up to 2017’s box office hit ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ — will now be released on Dec. 18, 2020, moving from its October date.
‘West Side Story’, Steven Spielberg’s first venture into musical’s has been moved back a whole year from December 2020 to December 18th 2021.
Due to the interconnected nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Black Widow’s’ move shifted back other instalments in the franchise. ‘Eternals,’ a comic book adventure about a super-powered alien race, will debut on November 5, 2021. It was previously dated for Feb. 12, 2021. Chloé Zhao directed the film, which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Kumail Nanjiani.
‘Shang Chi’ moves from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.
‘Deep Water’ starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, has moved from November 13, 2020, to August 13, 2021.
However, two films have been given earlier release dates, these are ‘The Empty Man,’ a horror film with James Badge Dale, now being released on October 23, 2020, instead of on December 4, 2020, and ‘The King’s Man,’ previously dated on February 26, 2021, will move ahead two weeks to February 12.