This years movie release schedule has been reshuffled on so many occasions due to the Coronavirus, and the next potential change could see Marvel’s “Black Widow” moved again.
“Black Widow” was originally going to be released earlier this year in May, but it was pushed back to November 9th in the US, taking over “The Eternals” slot. “Black Widow” is due to be released in the UK next month on October 30th.
Now, Deadline has reported that there are “whispers” that Disney is going to move “Black Widow” once again, though no new release date was mention. Disney also refused to comment on this “whisper”.
One of the reasons could be because of the poor box office results of Warner Brothers blockbuster, “Tenet” over the Labor Day weekend, which pulled in just $20 million in the United States, with $150 million globally. “Tenet” also was 70% of the whole US box office. Warner Brothers are now reportedly looking to move it’s DC Comics movie, “Wonder Woman” once again.
Disney is still committed to theatrical releases, so “Black Widow” could be pushed back to around Christmas or maybe into 2021. Then there is Disney+ Premier Access, would Marvel fans be willing to pay $30 to watch it at home? Disney executives are apparently pleased with the results of “Mulan”, but did it pull in enough? “Black Widow” was set to be a huge box office hit for Disney, so will they want to lose all that potential box office cash.
Moving “Black Widow” would also result in a potential reshuffling of the entire Phase 4 of Marvel Studios movies and shows, which has already seen a domino effect as movies were moved around.
Either way, Disney is going to have to make a decision soon regarding the release of “Black Widow”.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.