Well, after days of speculation, it is now official. Disney has moved Black Widow off its May 1 release date amid coronavirus concerns.
The long-awaited Scarlett Johansson led stand-alone MCU movie has been moved to an undetermined date by the studio. The film is also set to star Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour.
Disney has also moved Searchlight Pictures’ The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), and 20th Century’s Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams (Enchanted) to undetermined dates.
Black Widow becomes the second potential blockbuster to be moved off its release. Early last week the studio moved it’s highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Mulan. all eyes will be on Disney’s Artemis Fowl, which is slated for a May 29 release, Followed by Pixar’s Soul, scheduled for June 19.
Movie theater chains are rapidly closing across the United States, especially in areas where COVID-19 cases are high. Two of the country’s biggest theater chains, Regal and AMC Theaters are set to shutdown indefinitely as of today. AMC is speculating a 6 to 12 we closure, Which would negatively impact the film industry tremendously.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter