‘Black Widow’ Could Be Delayed Once More Before Heading To Disney+

While WandaVision on Disney+ has given fans their first taste of Marvel action in well over a year, the big screen situation is still tenuous. Black Widow is set to be the first movie to really launch into Phase 4, but after its release date last May was delayed due to COVID-19, the same thing happened with its date in November. Now as it’s due to open this May, the situation in theaters hasn’t changed too much, and we could see the superhero film pushed back once again.

You’ve undoubtedly heard the rumors going around about a number of blockbusters potentially on the move. The pandemic continues to rage, and it will be months before enough people have been vaccinated to see any real change. There are zero blockbuster movies coming out in the first few months for that very reason, and May is unlikely to be soon enough.

According to Variety, “As for ‘Black Widow’, expect the 2020 delay treatment should the theater situation not improve over the spring. Since it’s the first 2020s film from the franchise that propelled the studio to a now fictional-seeming $11 billion global gross in 2019, another delay before a last-ditch Disney+ release is more likely to occur.”

Many fans are hoping Black Widow will turn up on Disney+ under Premier Access similar to Mulan. That film did extremely well for Disney and a Marvel movie will probably do even better.

My personal belief is they’ll go this route first rather than delay again because if Black Widow moves it disrupts everything that was to follow.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.