Disney Postpones ‘Black Widow’ Movie Due to COVID-19

Fans should not be taken aback by this news too much. Particularly after other blockbusters postponed their own releases such as Fast & Furious 9 and the Mulan owned by Disney. In addition to this, almost all film and production have come to halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, in another shocking news, Disney has also held back ‘Black Widow’ release due to coronavirus pandemic, as expected. The release of ‘Black Widow’ planned on May 1 has been postponed like other releases from Disney such as Mulan, The New Mutants and Antlers. Also, By this time, though, Disney has not set a new release date. This will make 2020 the first year after 2009 with no release of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film in late April or early May.

This can only be inferred when Disney launches ‘Black Widow’ now, so it will have to be, at least, in June when AMC is officially reopening its theatres. And then it is possible that the coronavirus pandemic will still be present in North America by then.

Disney Focus on Fans Demand

Numerous other studios releasing their movies on video-on-demand series. They already publish, such as Birds of Prey or several of the recent releases by Universal. But fans shouldn’t expect Disney doing the same with Black Widow and launching it on Disney+, as that service isn’t available globally yet. To not mention that they’d have played in theatres for several weeks already for several of these releases or will play in theatres alongside the VOD debut.

Another concern about this delay is the potential for a domino effect on the existing MCU schedule as a whole. Since Black Widow postponement, is this going to mean that The Eternals will also have to be postponed? The two 2020 films are releasing too near together. They could lead to less than stellar results at the box office. It is from both of them, particularly with each other blockbuster delaying their releases. It’s unlikely that audiences would lose interest for Black Widow. This is seeing their past monitoring of the box office, but that makes it more uncertain.

The upcoming Disney+ shows from the MCU to quite entangle with their MCU film counterparts. So this delay may trigger some concern for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s release in August 2020. But Disney must definitely have ideas for how to get through all this. This is while maintaining fans (and shareholders in Disney) happy.

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