Disney has postponed for several months the release of fall blockbusters such as Marvel’s “Black Widow,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile”. The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which faces strong headwinds after a months-long shut down due to the coronavirus.
The studio kept the release date of late November for Pixar’s “Soul”, surprising some in the industry who expected the family-friendly animated film to move on to a later post or be released on Disney Plus. The movements have unleashed a cascade of cast changes that will revolutionize the theatrical landscape for months to come. Other versions of Marvel, such as “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Eternals” will debut in 2021. Disney’s release date changes almost entirely, but that ensures that box office revenue from this year will reach its maximum. Lower: Analysts have already predicted gross national income to decline between 70% and 80% due to the pandemic.
“Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, will debut on November 6, a date that was starting to look increasingly unlikely as theaters on the coast remained closed. Variety had previously reported that the studio was looking for a new time to bring the film to the big screen after Christopher Nolan’s disappointing performance of “Tenet” in the US and the delay of “Wonder Woman 1984”. “Black Widow” will now open on May 7, 2021.
What about the casts?
Black Widow has appeared in various Avenger movies. It has been played by Scarlett Johansson. However, the role is now handed over to Florence Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova. Yelena is Natasha’s sister, who will carry on the duty of Black Widow.
Here is the lists of other casts:
David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason
William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
Ray Winstone as Dreykov:
Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff / Black Widow