Black Widow Reportedly Staring Down The Barrel Of Another Delay

Alright Marvel fans, listen up – Black Widow might be delayed again.

The solo Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson was intended to kick off MCU’s Phase 4 when it was originally slated to release in May 2020. The film got delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic, paving way for the Disney+ WandaVision series to launch Phase 4 instead.

Currently, Black Widow is sitting on a 7 May 2021 release date but Marvel may be considering another delay if the pandemic continues to keep audiences around the world out of movie theatres (via Variety).

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Marvel’s last resort would be to release the anticipated film on Disney+, though the hesitance is understandable.

Black Widow is a major Marvel film and is one of the studio’s most profitable film as of yet. Even with a premium fee, it is unlikely that Black Widow would make as much in sales via Disney+ than if it were to hit the theatres.

Apart from Marvel, Sony has begun re-dating their upcoming slate including Uncharted and Ghostbusters: Afterlife after the announcement of MGM’s No Time To Die delay. With many studios staring down a messy 2021 slate, it seems like the film industry will still continue to struggle in the next coming months until the pandemic is fully over.