Besides fall, late September also brought a new Disney announcement which basically says the entirety of the company’s movie release calendar is getting delayed. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, movie theaters throughout the United States are either shuttered or are operating at half capacity.
As a result, Disney was forced to delay some of the biggest releases that were slated for 2020 until next year. The move indicates that Disney – like other entertainment companies – realizes the move business remains at a standstill in the US. The original release date of the latest installment of the MCU, Black Widow, was May, 2020, which was pushed to November, and now, the title won’t be released until May, 2021.
The company also delayed one of the most anticipated holiday films, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story; it will now be released in December, 2021. Eternals, another title in the Marvel franchise, was also pushed back a whole year to November, 2021. Every other movie that was supposed to be released in 2020 will now be released the same month in 2021. Like much of the changes the world is experiencing, the shift in movie release dates is the result of Covid-19.
A note: As a kid I spent most of my hospital days with comics, and I continued reading them as I grew older (this is why I also opened up the tag what to read). Hopefully I’ll cover more of both MCU News and DC Comics News in the upcoming months, until then be sure to check out the tech news section.