Black Widow Delayed to 2021, More Disney Movies Follow Suit


As expected, Disney finally announced this week that Black Widow will not hit its Nov. 6th theatrical release date. Due to the ongoing pandemic and continued closure of theatres in New York and L.A., the upcoming Marvel movie is being pushed all the way to May 7th, 2021, a full year from when it was originally supposed to hit theatres. All of the other upcoming MCU movies have been forced to shift as well with Eternals moving from Feb. 12th, 2021 to Nov. 5th, 2021 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings moving from May 7th, 2021 to July 9th, 2021. Several other 20th Century Studios releases are also undergoing delays including Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, while Pixar’s Soul is staying in November (for now). Here is the full list of release date changes:

  • Black Widow – moves from 11/6/2020 to 05/07/2021
  • Eternals – moves from 02/12/2021 to 11/05/2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – moves from 05/07/2021 to 07/09/2021
  • The King’s Man – moves from 02/26/2021 to 02/12/2021
  • Death on the Nile – moves from 10/23/2021 to 12/18/2021
  • West Side Story – moves from 12/18/2020 to 12/10/2021
  • The Empty Man – moves from 12/04/2020 to 10/23/2020
  • Deep Water – moves from 11/13/2020 to 08/13/2021

The 20th Century release Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds remains set for Dec. 11th. No Time to Die is now the big movie that everyone will be watching as it is currently scheduled for Nov. 20th, the same day as Soul. If that movie slips, it is possible that the major December releases could be thrown into question while Soul could potentially pivot to a Disney+ premium VOD release instead. Either way, we are now over seven months away from getting to see a new Marvel movie in theatres.

  • Deven Science

    I guess Mulan didn’t do well, huh?