Marvel fans will have to wait a bit longer for upcoming superhero movies 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals'. Disney Studios has updated its release calendar to factor in the continued uncertainty over the reopening of theatres amid the corona virus pandemic.
Scarlett Johansson-led 'Black Widow', which was delayed from its original May 1 release date, has now moved to May 7, 2021.
Consequently, the 'Black Widow' shift has lead to the studio moving Chloe Zhao's 'Eternals' from February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021, and 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani, who stars alongside the likes of Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington in 'Eternals', praised Disney for making the "right and responsible decision".
There's a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health & lives. I can't tell people to go to a movie theatre until I feel safe going to one. Take care of yourselves. I promise it'll be worth the wait," the actor tweeted.
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's musical remake of 'West Side Story' and Kenneth Branagh's 'Death on the Nile' have also been delayed.