Black Widow may be delayed again

Poster for Black Widow

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow may be delayed again, further muddling the U.S. movie release outlook, Variety reported.

Variety said Black Widow, currently slated for a Nov. 6 release, was “likely” to be pushed back. The Marvel film originally was to have come out in early May. But it was delayed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 earlier spurred Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Universal to delay the release of No Time to Die from April to November.

From the perspective of Bond fans, the question is whether a Black Widow delay (assuming it happens) affects No Time to Die.

This month, MGM and Universal seemingly doubled down on the November release for No Time to Die. A new trailer was released. Also, a new online promo featuring Rami Malek as the Bond film’s villain came out.

One view: A Black Widow delay opens the field more for No Time to Die in November.

Another view: Walt Disney Co., assuming it delays Black Widow, shows is not confident about releasing a major film in November.

In the United States, about 70 percent of theaters are open. But COVID-19 closings on movie theaters are still in effect in New York and Los Angeles, the two largest movie markets.

The main major film that has been released during the pandemic is Tenet, the new Christopher Nolan-directed movie. Warner Bros.-released Tenet’s box office has been mixed, doing better internationally than in the U.S.

As usual, we’ll see.

One Response

  1. (((( DELAY AT YOUR OWN PERIL ))))

    Sad news about BLACK WIDOW. I don’t think that the upcoming “No Time To Die” will not be delayed, is because EON Productions cannot afford “NOT” to have a product on the market while potential buyers of their company are circling them. The reason that the recently released movie “TENET” is collecting MOST of its box office from its international and not from its U.S. market is simple : the rest of the world has been happily going on with their lives since January 2020 without a single care about this over-hyped and incorrectly recorded COVID virus. And the rest of the world has NOT been under HOUSE ARREST like the rest of the western world. Too bad that short-sighted Hollywood cares more about listening to Dr. NO Fauci than it does to the needs of their customers. Everyone knows what will happen to the billionaires who run the Studios, the Production Companies, the Distributors, and the Suppliers, when this suicidal health policy of keeping us at home will permanently change our entertainment viewing habits and push us to see every movie and theater production on our large-screen TVs. If this happens, there will only be Apple, Amazon, Netflix, maybe Disney, and another 2 foreign streaming companies who will run everything.

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