Black Widow Delayed, There Will be No MCU Movies In 2020

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is facing even more delays. Black Widow won't be in theaters until 2021 now.

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With many movie theaters throughout the United States still closed, Disney has done some major reshuffling of its film release calendar. Included among the moving titles is Black Widow, the next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie set to release in theaters. Instead of arriving in theaters on November 6, its new date is May 7, 2021, according to Deadline. It's interesting to note that the original Black Widow release date was for May of this year, leaving it delayed at least a year--provided it ends up sticking with the May 2021 date. This also marks the first year since 2009 that there are no MCU movies in theaters, though WandaVision will premiere on Disney+.

With that delay comes several MCU projects moving to later release dates. Eternals, which was going to be in theaters on February 12, 2021, is now set to debut on November 5, 2021. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which originally occupied the new Black Widow release date, will premiere on July 9, 2021. This also means that Eternals, which was originally set for theaters before Shang-Chi, will now arrive after it. So here is what to expect for the next few MCU releases:

  • Black Widow on May 7, 2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9, 2021
  • Eternals on November 5, 2021

Outside of the MCU, Disney has shifted a bunch of other release dates, as well. The King's Man, a prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, will now release on February 12, 2021. Death on the Nile, originally set for October 23, is not set to hit theaters on December 18. The upcoming West Side Story remake from Steven Spielberg is facing the biggest delay. Originally slated for December 18 of this year, it's shifting to December 10, 2021. Lastly, the adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel Deep Water moves from November 13 of this year to August 13, 2021.

Even with all of these titles moving around, Disney is sticking with the planned November 20 release date for the Pixar movie Soul.

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Manbaby weiner alert in the comments.

Apparently theres not enough movies about double hard straight men.

Manly men movies about rock hard abs.

And if its not about real hard men that experience life in a bubble its woke trash.

Too hard to know what women are all about!

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Great move Marvel! Wait til we all know she's dead so there are no stakes or even reasons to tell a compelling story. Now you can really focus on the abuse her character went through and draw a false equivalency to society. You all know that's what they are doing right? This is going to be abuse porn. She talked about some of the things she went through in, I don't know, one of them. Origin stories generally suck and this one is going to be super depressing as well. Johansson has said as much and so has the director. It sucks because until now black widow was an example of a good and strong female character done right. When hollywood tries to suggest the public doesn't like powerful females we could point to her and say nope, not true. We still have lots of others, more than hollywood wants to admit, but we haven't had too many added to the roster. Rey and captain marvel don't count.

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@ives74: To bad this isn't an origin story. It's already been confirmed that it sets place between the Avengers films and it's already been confirmed that she will be returning to the MCU so that entire pedestal you just tried building means nothing.

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Woke mary sue trash incoming.

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I’m still not going to watch it

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Sick of this delaying on and on and on.

Do you think this shit will be over in 6 more months?

People need to learn with this, period.

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Hey, by the way, has Pattinson recovered?

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No more Marvel superhero movies Please! They are so bad and casual they destroy the characters I grew up reading out of the books. Please no more scalet witch lady playing every female role from here to eternity. No more dywane johnson or any of those kind of people.

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@dfsfdsfsdfsdfsa: The movies are actually good if you watch them all together, there is a larger arc than just one movie so it may seem casual but most of these movies are actually very well done, I am rewatching all marvel movies and tv shows and enjoying them MUCH more than when I did watching these movies with time apart and forgetting details.

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@dfsfdsfsdfsdfsa: wah wah wah because everything's about you

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@dfsfdsfsdfsdfsa: I grew up on comics and have thoroughly enjoyed the MCU thus far. I think they've mostly done a great job capturing the essences of characters, and have had the room to really tell an interesting, compact story. I loved my comics but as I look back on them, Marvel was just a content mill pumping out some great stories and tons and TONS of filler. So they are definitely not ruining the characters in my book.

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The Eternals will be a dumpster fire, I am not too interested in Black Widow at this point, since they killed her off. If this had come out, around Winter Soldier then yes. Shan Chi might be good we'll see.

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Am I the only one who read that as "shitting several mcu movie..."?

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Saw this one coming and judging by the results from Tenet's performance, no other AAA movie isn't going to follow suit and at this point, movie theaters might as well not open at all until January 2021.

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@davillain-: Theaters will try it, because they can make their money off of concessions.

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Eternals will hit Disney+, as I’m sure Disney has low expectations for that movie.

But, BW is a potential billion dollar movie. There’s no way they drop that before theaters.

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@bat725: Actually BW is turning out to be another feminist agenda by the way the director is commenting on it, another stunning and brave movie, she even went as far as saying "Black Widow is the only avenger without any powers" the DIRECTOR, so yea i am not expecting much from this

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@bat725: Actually BW is turning out to be another feminist agenda by the way the director is commenting on it, another stunning and brave movie, she even went as far as saying "Black Widow is the only avenger without any powers" the DIRECTOR, so yea i am not expecting much from this

They are more obsessed with starlets than they are with creating meaningful content

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@greek5: Yeah. Some day we'll get to the point where a woman starring in a superhero movie is no longer viewed as a statement, and no longer upsets the people who are annoyed by that statement (real or imagined).

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@megagood2345: Yeah, despite the fact that there dozens of comics starring these females--those people still cant understand how they possibly could choose to make a movie about them.

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@greek5: The problem is that these so-called critics don’t recognize exploitation when they see it.

Studio executives: “They don’t really care if the movie/show/game is good or not, as long as we cover all the “important” stuff, they’ll give it a good review.”

That’s exploitation, brotha.

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@greek5: I guess the director forgot about Iron Man, War Machine, Rescue, Hawkeye, Falcon, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Captain America (super soldier serum isn't really a "super power" it just puts Cap at the literal peak of human physiology - something other comic book characters have been able to achieve without help, minus the immunity to poison and diseases, the biggest known one is Batman - it's better argued that Captain America's super power is his Iron Will to stand for what is right).

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@zerojuice: I dunno, I think you could expand "power" to mean "augmentation." Hawkeye to me is the only other MCU character in the same bucket. I think the director's directionally accurate with her point, and is talking about the angle of Black Widow that she thinks is worth exploring. She just overstated her case.

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@zerojuice: What Captain America does is far beyond peak condition--that is what its described as but it is definitely not portrayed that way. It is well above and beyond that, like physically I would say he is easily Batman's superior.

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@bat725: They had low expectations for the first Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther. I can see Eternals doing better than Black Widow because they made her such a boring character in previous films.

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@timthegem: Its going to be like 99% of other Marvel movies, jokes and one liners in fights to the death with the fate of the world on the line. If you like those, you'll probably like this.

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@timthegem: I’m much more interested in BW. I only wish they had chosen the Russo Bros.

Alas, it sounds like it might be an agenda film. If so, I’ll pass, just line I’m passing on Eternals. No way I’m taking my kids to see that.

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Crikey ScarJo will be an old bird by the time this film gets released.

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I got the screenshot guys. It's too late.

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@mooglestar: they removed my comment lmao

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@HesamB: Haha yeah I kept writing haha and they kept deleting it. Good times.

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@mooglestar: I feel like a third grader laughing at that but we need in these times haha

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Hahahahaha

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