It looks like 'Black Widow' is not headed for Disney+ as happened with the last release from the House of Mouse, 'Mulan'. So we will get to watch it on the big screen, which is the good news. The bad news is fans won't be able to watch the film until 2021...
'Black Widow' will not hit cinemas on October 30th (or November 6th in the US). Its new release date is May 7, 2021, meaning it's aiming for blockbuster season of next year instead.
The postponement is hardly a surprise. But the change does mean a serious rearrangement of the entire Disney movie release schedule.
Marvel’s 'Eternals', starring Angelina Jolie and Barry Keoghan, has now moved from February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
Meanwhile 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' moves from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.
Aside from 'Black Widow', another film that has been delayed by a year is Steven Spielberg's rendition 'West Side Story'. It was supposed to hit screens this Christmas. But it has moved to the next holiday season with a December 10, 2021 date.
'Kingsman' origin movie 'The King's Man' has moved up in the release schedule ever so slightly from February 26, 2021 to February 12.
Interestingly, a couple of titles are sticking to 2020 release dates, both from Disney's 20th Century Studios stable.
'Death on the Nile', the sequel to 'Murder on the Orient Express' from Kenneth Branagh, moves from October 23 to December 18.
Horror movie 'The Empty Man' takes its October 23 space, right on time for Halloween.
Another point of interest for Disney fans is that the latest from Pixar, 'Soul', starring Jamie Foxx, has not moved from its November 20 date. It's the same release date as 'No Time to Die'.
Now one final point of note is that these dates would be pertaining to the US release schedule, so we may get the films here in Ireland and the UK at a different time, but likely not by a massive degree. Often Marvel releases hit our cinemas a week earlier than across the pond but it would seem that, at least for 2020, superhero season is over.