Disney & Marvel Studios have delayed BLACK WIDOW indefinitely due to Covid-19 issues

Disney & Marvel Studios have delayed BLACK WIDOW indefinitely due to Covid-19 issues

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Disney and Marvel Studios announced today that the upcoming BLACK WIDOW movie release will be moving and no longer opening on May 1, 2020 as originally planned. The delay is the result of Covid-19 resulting in theater restrictions and city declarations preventing large public gathering. Obviously, if they released the film on May 1st, chances are no one would be there to see it, unless the virus is contained and restrictions are lifted within the next month, which isn’t looking likely. Unlike some of the other major theatrical delays we’ve heard about, BLACK WIDOW does not currently have a new opening weekend, but we’ll keep you posted if that changes. This marks the first big surprise delay of a major Marvel film since Marvel Studios kicked off their cinematic universe in 2008 with IRON MAN.

If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out the final trailer for BLACK WIDOW below. Directed by Cate Shortland (BERLIN SYNDROME), the cast includes Scarlett Johansson (as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour (as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian), William Hurt (back as Thaddeus Ross), Ray Winstone and O-T Fagbenle. There’s also rumors that Robert Downey Jr. may have a cameo as Tony Stark, as this film take place before the events of AVENGERS ENDGAME. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts 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.

BLACK WIDOW opens sometime later in 2020

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.