Seems like the Black Widows really are cursed. Just in a completely different way this time around.
The Scarlett Johansson starrer standalone Black Widow movie was initially supposed to release in May 2020. Then Covid-19 happened and our lives are nothing like it used to be.
Sadly, neither is the industry!
Ever since Iron Man 2, when we first met the alluring and at times, completely terrifying Natasha Romanoff, audiences have been clamoring Marvel, asking for a solo movie featuring the Widow.
After more than half a decade, we were finally going to get it! And then bam! No more movie theaters. Not until recently at least, and even then the uptake has been really slow. Black Widow’s release date got delayed from May to November. And now it seems like the dates will be pushed back once more.
What’s worse is that there is no definitely time table for the future of the movie. After almost a decade long wait, fans are surely heartbroken with this news. But situation is such that Disney and Marvel Studios now needs to be sure which way they want to go with the movie and how to proceed.
According to Variety, sources close to Disney are stating that the studio is anticipating another setback regarding Black Widow. Even more terrible yet, there’s no word on when the new theatrical release date may be. Whether the film will go the course of Mulan and get a release through streaming services, or if on the off chance that it will actually be released abroad, or just about anything at this point.
Unfortunately, Black Widow is not the only movie facing such tumultuous situation. A lot of movies are looking at a shaky future, especially with making a decision on whether or not they should go the way of a theatrical release or take the streaming service route.
Disney released the live action remake of Mulan in early September through Disney+ in the U.S. and in other countries through sister streaming sites. In some countries the movie was also released in theaters, but all of it happened after months of delay, and still the results were disappointing.
Similarly, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was postponed multiple times, after finally getting a theatrical release in select theaters. But the box office collection has been a mere $200 million globally, which for a Nolan movie is comparably almost nothing.
These dismaying results have been the cause for Disney and Marvel Studios to take a step back and decide what the future holds for them. Especially with Black Widow, as the movie is complete and ready for a release.
While Marvel is pondering over Black Widow, DC is struggling with Wonder Woman 1984. The movie has been delayed a couple times until now and recently the date has yet again been pushed back from October 2nd to December 25th. Matt Reeves’ The Batman and the Avatar sequel release date has also been delayed.
With Black Widow premiere getting pushed back, fans are eagerly waiting for news on when Disney and Marvel decide to release the movie.
We are hoping for soon.