Well, it happened again. Marvel’s Black Widow, originally set to be the first big Marvel movie of 2020, is now delayed again and will be released in theaters in May 2021. That also means Eternals, the sci-fi ensemble originally scheduled for November 2020 (before being pushed to February 2021), now has a November 2021 release date.
Both Black Widow and Eternals are just a few major Disney movies that have seen dramatic changes to release dates due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
What happened? — On Wednesday, Disney delayed its entire slate of upcoming feature films, including Marvel releases. The biggest change thus far is Black Widow, the solo Scarlett Johansson superhero movie.
The following below are all the new release dates for the next three Marvel movies.
The new dates originally belonged to different Marvel movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and the untitled third Spider-Man.
But regular delays in observance of the coronavirus pandemic pushed the production of those films even further to accommodate the shooting of current movies, like Shang-Chi, which face the challenge of production while conducting regular tests and practicing social distancing.