Stop us if you’ve heard this before in the past few weeks – another upcoming big-budget Hollywood movie has been delayed due to the COVID-19 situation. And this time, it’s none other than Marvel Studios’ Black Widow.
Originally scheduled to release on 30 April (1 May in Singapore), the Scarlett Johansson-led film has been officially taken off Disney’s release calendar, barely a week after the company already delayed a slew of other upcoming films in March and April.
Other Disney films that have been postponed together with Black Widow include The Personal History of David Copperfield (14 May) and The Woman in the Window (14 May). Disney has yet to update on new release dates for the abovementioned three films.
Black Widow‘s delay not only means a headache for Disney on a logistical level, but also that of a narrative one, as it might affect the entire release schedule of the Marvel Phase 4 timeline. Already the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is in question after productions in Prague have been called off due to COVID-19.
But as we’ve learned before, Disney isn’t afraid of rescheduling their films in advance, as was seen with the likes of Black Panther and Doctor Strange in Phase 3. As such, it’s only a matter of time before we get an update to the Marvel Phase 4 timeline.
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