As seems to be the main topic of news recently when it comes to the MCU, we have confirmation of further delays. The theatrical release of Black Widow will be pushed back. This will force the dates of future releases to again be pushed back.
It has been thought for a while, that the release of Black Widow would be pushed back. This was confirmed today by Disney with the announcement nearly all of its 2020 movies will be delayed until 2021. Fall Guy and Disney’s Soul, however, are still set to release later this year. The new dates will affect the first wave of the phase 4 movies, Black Widow, Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This will make 2020 the first year since 2009 without an MCU cinema release.
New MCU Release Dates
- Black Widow will move to May 7th 2021, more than a year after the initially announced release date.
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now release on July 9th 2021.
- Eternals will arrive in theatres November 5th 2021.
The decision will have surely been affected by the disappointing figures achieved by Warner Bros’, Tenet. Tenet only opened to $20 million earlier this month. With the current climate, the big moneymakers like Marvel can not risk a box-office flop with the amount of money invested in this kind of movies.
How these changes will affect the other releases is yet to be seen. We will, as always, keep you informed as we hear more.