With an original release date of May 1, 2020, Black Widow became one of the first summer blockbusters to change its release schedule due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the closure of movie theaters worldwide, the highly anticipated film was moved to a November release date, pushing back Marvel’s Eternals until 2021.
But with the world still in an upheaval that September, there were rumors that Disney was considering rescheduling Black Widow again. These rumors proved true when Disney announced that the film’s new release date would be May 7, 2021. Unfortunately, this new relate date not only delayed Marvel’s Eternals again, but it also pushed back the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Despite its previous delays, Disney said that Black Widow would still debut in theaters. However, at the time, there were reports that the film would instead be released on Disney+. Ultimately, both were proven true in late March when Disney announced that the film would be released in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premiere Access) on July 9, 2021.
So now the question is: will Black Widow actually be shown in theaters? The odds are looking better than they did last year, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But if it only premieres on Disney+, will you still be excited to see it? Come to think of it, are you even as interested in watching it after more than a year of delays? And are you still as excited about the MCU’s future as you were pre-pandemic? How do you think that Marvel and Disney should continue to develop the MCU? Listen as we discuss these things and more on this week’s episode of Stolendroids Podcast, and then let us know what you think!