Coronavirus: 'Black Widow' release postponed due to outbreak, follows other movies like 'Mulan', 'No Time to Die'
According to reports, there are no announcements regarding the other Marvel projects that are lined up to release this year
'Black Widow' the next big Marvel movie has been officially postponed. According to media reports, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed that the film starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz among others will not be released on May 1 as originally slated.
The film will be held back as a means for public health and safety due to coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe at a rapid phase.
According to a report in ComicBook.com, the delay of Cate Shortland directed movie is indefinite and as of now, there are no announcements regarding the other Marvel projects that are lined up to release this year.
Disney, the parent production company has so far canceled the theatrical release of two big-ticket movies, including 'New Mutants', X-Men Horror crossover produced by Fox and live-action 'Mulan' film, which had its premiere in LA recently.
Marvel was also set to roll out its other releases, including 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' in August on Disney+. The web series will feature Anthony Mackie as Falcon putting on the Captain America suit for the first time as he is accompanied by Winter Soldier portrayed by Sebastian Stan. The production of the show was nearing its completion in Prague. However, it had to be halted immediately due to Coronavirus as well. As of now, it is unclear if this show's release will be impacted because of the delay in production.
Other Marvel Studios set to release soon includes 'The Eternals' on November 6 and 'WandaVision' on December 20.
Other than films, tv shows, and talk shows are also being suspended due to coronavirus.
A total of 125,048 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed globally of which 6,729 are new. And the death toll is 4,613 with a recorded 321 new cases, according to WHO.