A new report suggests that Black Widow‘s delay thanks to the coronavirus won’t affect the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Marvel Studios’ timeline of movies has been meticulously planned so far to tell the overall story of the series and develop the sprawling list of characters in their own ways. A new report from Variety seems to imply that the Black Widow delay won’t mess up the MCU’s timeline when it eventually arrives in theaters after the coronavirus situation has calmed down.
Many fans were worried that the Black Widow delay might cause a reshuffle in the timeline if it has events that directly correspond to other Marvel Studios projects like Falcon and the Winter Soldier, or Eternals. Although many assumed that since the movie takes place in-between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, it might not have a drastic effect on the timeline. The report from Variety explained that according to an insider, there’s no knock-on effect on the MCU timeline. The piece also mentioned that the insider didn’t clarify whether the film will arrive before other Marvel projects or if it’s a stand-alone adventure and doesn’t have a big impact on Phase Four.
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Here is the official synopsis for 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 is on hold indefinitely.