By: John M Jerva
Well the inevitable has happened and contrary to those that thought Disney would pull a Mulan and serve it up on the streaming service for a fee were mistaken as it has been officially announced that Marvel’s Black Widow has been delayed until May of next year. The film which sees Scarlett Johansson stepping off solo into her own film was supposed to hit last May but it was shelved until November 6th due to the pandemic.
Now Disney has pulled the trigger once again and the film won’t see the light of day until May 7th, 2021. There were those who thought Black Widow would be released on Disney+ Premiere Access for a 30 dollar fee as Mulan has been a massive hit for them but it looks like they are staying steadfast in their thinking and they want super spy turned Avenger Natasha Romanoff to be on the big screen instead. This was pretty much the last hope of me going to a cinema this year so it looks like I’m saving my money and won’t hit a multiplex near me anytime soon.
The film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War. Black Widow will delve into more of the history of Johansson’ elite assassin who goes on to be a member of The Avengers.
Also starring are David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) as Yelena Belova, Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason.
The delay of Black Widow means that all the other future MCU films will be delayed as well and you can check out the new dates below:
Eternals: November 5, 2021
Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings: July 9, 2021
So hopefully 2021 fairs a whole hell of a lot better and we will finally see all these anticipated films but until then it looks like indie action cinema and streaming is the way to go for new content for the time being. Stay safe everyone and see you at the movies…ne xt year?
Check out the final trailer that dropped a few months back as that will be the only footage we will get for some time.