Sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news, but we have an updated list of Disney films that have pushed back their theatrical release dates.
Disney has announced new theatrical release dates for many of its highly anticipated films, including the stand alone Black Widow movie, which was originally set to dominate theaters months ago. The stand alone film is now being pushed from November 6th, 2020 to May 7th, 2021, an entire year after its original date.
This of course is causing a domino effect for other Disney releases including Marvel’s Eternals which has had its release date moved from February to November 5, 2021. Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has also bumped its release date from May 7th, 2021 to July 9th, 2021.
Yes, the news is upsetting for MCU fans, but some of the stars have set out to remind us, this is the most responsible thing to do at this time. Star of the upcoming Eternals film, Kumail Nanjiani, tweeted his support for the decision this week saying, “Marvel made the right and responsible decision. There’s a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health and lives. I can’t tell people to go to a movie theater until I feel safe going to one. Take care of yourselves. I promise it’ll be worth the wait!”
Eternals delayed to Nov 5, 2021. Marvel made the right & responsible decision. There’s a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health & lives. I can’t tell ppl to go to a movie theater until I feel safe going to one.
Take care of yourselves. I promise it’ll be worth the wait!
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 23, 2020
Other Disney related projects have also been pushed back. Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated remake of the musical West Side Story was originally set to hit theaters this December, has now been pushed back a full year to December 10, 2021. In addition, Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, has also pushed back its release date from October 23 to December 18, 2020.
Among all the shuffling there is a sliver of a silver lining for Disney and Pixar fans; Soul seems to be sticking to its November 20 release date… for the time being.