COVID-19 has influenced many industries around the world, including the film industry. It can be seen that from the beginning of this year, many blockbusters were forced to delay their release to the end of this year or to next year. Marvel is no exception to this trend, Black Widow – the first and only separate film about “Black Widow” Natasha Romanoff will be delayed to 2021.
Black Widow was originally scheduled to hit theaters on May 1, 2020, then pushed back to November 6 and the latest schedule is May 7, 2021, a year later than the original release schedule. Accordingly, other films in phase 4 of MCU also have to reschedule. Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters on July 9, 2021 instead of May 2021. As for The Eternals will officially premiere on November 5, 2021.
Several other Disney films such as West Side Story and The King’s Man were also forced to postpone their release dates. Wonder Woman 1984 will also hit theaters on December 25, just in time for the holiday, instead of the original October 2 schedule. The studios hope that pushing back this release date can lead to higher-grossing films because then the epidemic situation has turned positive.
The only blockbuster that has been released in the last few months is Tenet by the director Christopher Nolan. Despite receiving a lot of attention, in the US, the film only grossed $20 million earlier this month, all because many cinemas in major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York remained closed. Many people are concerned that the film may not even be able to reach enough revenue to break even.
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