By Stephen Ippolito | September 9th, 2020
Well, it looks like we might be inching closer to going a whole calendar year without a new MCU film being released. According to Deadline, there are “whispers” that Disney is thinking about moving Black Widow from it’s November 6th release date. Disney would not comment on their story.
The report was hidden in another piece of news that Deadline also broke today. This one was about how movie theaters expect WarnerMedia to push Wonder Woman 1984 back from it’s October 2nd release date. The outlet says that if Disney does pull the trigger and pushes Black Widow back than it might move it’s Wonder Woman sequel into its slot.
While more theaters are starting to reopen, ones in the country’s two biggest markets (New York, Los Angeles) remain closed. With the weather getting colder and flu season starting back up again, there’s reason to believe that states will not ease restrictions and allow theaters to open in those cities.
As I wrote on Monday, with Disney not impressed with Mulan’s numbers in its debut on Disney+ this past weekend, it does not seem likely that the Scarlett Johansson led film will forgo theaters and head to the streamer.
This would be the second time that Disney delayed Black Widow. The Phase 4 opener was originally supposed to be released in May but was pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.