Disney delays 'Black Widow' in setback for cinemas

  • Thursday 24, September 2020 11:53 AM
Sharjah 24 - Reuters: Moviegoers will have to wait a little bit longer to watch Walt Disney's superhero movie, "Black Widow" as it will be postponed until May next year.
The company announced the delay, on Wednesday, after the scheduled date of release on November 6th looked unlikely.

Movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the two largest moviegoing hubs in the U.S., remain closed.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson cast as the lead action hero, and was due to be the next big-budget Hollywood movie slated for theaters.

And news of other blockbusters to be delayed have also rolled in, a movie version of the musical hit "West Side Story", which marks Steven Spielberg's first foray into musicals, will be delayed to December 2021, rather than December this year.

It follows other movie studios like Warner Bros. after they shifted the release of superhero movie "Wonder Woman 1984" from October to December.

The results are bad news for the entertainment industry.

However one film is ready for release, Disney/Pixar's 'Soul' retaining its release date for November 20.

This has surprised some in the industry who had expected the animated family film to either move to a later perch or get released on Disney Plus.