AGENICES, Los Angeles: Scarlett Johansson starrer Black Widow, which was supposed to hit theatres on May 1, has postponed its release date. However, no further date has been finalized. The reason is the global coronavirus pandemic.
With theatres being shut all over the world, the producers naturally want to avoid incurring huge losses. But shifting the release date is mounting losses for studios and this Marvel woman-superhero flick was a big project with lots of money poured in and similarly expected returns.
Black Widow was headed to be the cornerstone for the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was a long time in coming after Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, according to The Verge.
Without giving postponed dates, Disney also pulled The Personal History of David Copperfield starring Dev Patel and Amy Adams’ The Woman in the Window, which were supposed to release on May 8 and April 15, respectively, reports Variety. This is the new crop of films to hit the standby button after they were already forced to suspend Mulan, The New Mutants and Antlers.
Other movies which have suspended their releases include the extremely popular ninth edition of Fast and Furious movies F9 and A Quiet Place 2, as well as Daniel Craig-starrer No Time To Die, the latest James Bond movie.