Marvel pushes 'Black Widow' to 2021

Unfortunately, it looks like 2020 will be the first year since 2009 not to bring us a big screen chapter in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Widow, originally planned for release this past May, has been delayed again, now pushing the Scarlett Johansson actioner to May 7, 2021.

The shift in Black Widow‘s theatrical release also moves the next two MCU chapters. Eternals moves from February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021 with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings moving from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021. It’s worth noting that those two films are now set to arrive in reverse order.

2020 won’t be wholly without the MCU, however. Disney has confirmed that the first Disney+ Marvel series, WandaVision, will debut in December.

Outside of the Marvel universe, Walt Disney Pictures has some other date changes. Kenneth Branagh’s second Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile will now hit on December 18 instead of in October. Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, meanwhile, will now arrive on December 10, 2021, a full year later.

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Black Widow finds her Natasha Romanoff confronting the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Joining Johansson is Midsommar and Little Women star Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei (aka The Red Guardian), and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome) and produced by Kevin Feige.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.


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