Disney delays release of 'Black Widow,' 'West Side Story,' and more films
Sep 24 2020
While there has been a lot of question if Disney-Pixar's Soul would be keeping its Fall release date, Disney confirmed this morning that the film will be keeping the November 20, 2020 release date.
Notably, Pixar's Soul, which some reportssuggested might be shuffled to Disney+, is sticking to its November 20 release date for now.
The Kenneth Branagh-helmed Death on the Nile will still premiere this year, with a new release date of December 18. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic closed movie theaters for months, and the recent box office performance of Tenet has demonstrated that people aren't willing to return yet.
Outside of Marvel, Disney has always pushed back the release dates of Deep Water to November 13, 2021; Death on the Nile back two months to December 18; and West Side Story back an entire year to December 10, 2021.
With theaters still not open in some major markets, Disney has once again made changes to the theatrical release dates of some of their upcoming slate of films, including Marvel'sBlack Widow and Eternals.
Moving sooner: The Empty Man (previously set for December 4) moves earlier to October 23; and The King's Man (previously set for February 26) moves earlier to February 12.
Following tepid ticket sales for the spy-fi film "Tenet" - in a USA theatrical marketplace where about 30% of cinemas remain closed - Warner Bros moved "Wonder Woman 1984" from October to Christmas.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is being bumped from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.
Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the current hold-up of "Black Widow" had a cause and effect on other films from the comics kingdom.
Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani tweeted, "There's a pandemic". "There's a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health & lives".
Notably, Disney didn't reveal any films were rotating to its Disney+ streaming service.