Black Widow Release Date Postponed To 2021
The movie was due to premiere on 6 November, but is now due to open 'several months' later than expected on 7 May 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the entertainment industry.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson as the titular character (Natasha Romanoff), alongside Stranger Things' David Harbour as the Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
It is set before Avengers: Infinity War but after Captain America: Civil War, with Marvel boss Kevin Feige teasing fans earlier this year that the flick will also show us elements of Infinity War and Endgame 'in a new light'.
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Speaking to IGN at Brazil Comic Con (CCXP19), Feige said: "It was about four years ago as we were working on Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, we knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn't seen before.
"It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn't hear about, we didn't learn about.
"And that, we wanted to do a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she is Natasha Romanoff and not do a story with a younger Black Widow for the whole film."
Other Marvel film releases to suffer similar delays also include Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (postponed to 9 July 2021) and Eternals (postponed to 5 November 2021).
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