Disney Reportedly Won’t Move ‘Black Widow’ Release Date Over Coronavirus Fears

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According to a new report, Disney is not planning to push back the release date of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow over coronavirus concerns.

Yesterday, the producers of No Time to Die announced the release date of the upcoming James Bond film is being pushed back to November amid concerns of the coronavirus’ impact on global markets, particularly in Asia. Since then, fans have been wondering how the coronavirus might affect the release dates of other blockbuster films due for release within the next few months, including Marvel Studios’ Black Widow.

While there had seemingly been rumors claiming Disney was going to push back Black Widow due to the coronavirus, Deadline reports the studio is “adamant” that it will not move the Marvel Studios film from its original release date. According to the outlet, Disney is telling its exhibition partners that the Scarlett Johansson film is still on track for a theatrical release on May 1, 2020.

However, the outlet also noted that it would not be surprising if Disney shifts the release date of Black Widow should the coronavirus situation worsen. According to the report, rivals predict Disney could move the Marvel Studios film out of its May release date should its Mulan remake, Pixar’s Onward and Paramount’s A Quiet Place: Part II underperform as a result of the coronavirus’ impact on the box office.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the coronavirus’s impact on the film and television industry as it develops.

Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Black Widow:

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.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020.

Source: Deadline

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