Marvel has had their hands full with scheduling a release date for Black Widow. Originally scheduled to release May 1, 2020, those plans got Hulk-smashed into oblivion due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has kept most theaters from reopening.
After the delay, Scarlett Johansson responded about the movie’s scheduling conflicts.
“I’d been talking to Kevin Feige about it, and our fellow producers, just trying to understand what the landscape was. We’re all eager to get the movie out, but more important than anything, everybody wants the experience to feel safe, to have people be able to really feel confident about sitting in an enclosed theater.”
Currently, Black Widow is scheduled to release on May 7, 2021 — hopefully.
Variety reports now that Black Widow might get delayed again if things don’t get back to normal quickly. Logically, this makes sense. Studios prepare months to years in advance for worldwide releases.
In an interview on ComicBook.com with Marvel President Kevin Feige, he explains the uncertainty that surrounds tentative release dates.
“I mean, confidence is meaningless in today’s world because nobody knows anything. Hope springs eternal,” Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige explained to ComicBook.com when asked about Black Widow’s chances of releasing in theaters rather than Disney+. “A year delay, you hope would be enough, there’s a vaccine out there now. We’ll see. I certainly hope so. I want to be back in the theater with people.”
We all want to be back in the theater. Hopefully, things will return to some phase of normality soon.