At the beginning of last week, there was a rumor that viewers were expecting a large-scale shift in the dates of movie premieres due to the fact that “Tenet” did not show the box office that was expected of it. And the first film among the candidates for transfer was called “Black Widow”. The Walt Disney Company has officially announced the postponement of the premiere dates for 10 movies. And Black Widow made the list.
The fourth phase of the MCU is postponed. Black Widow is being postponed from November 2020 to May 7, 2021. And the films of the cinematic universe, which were supposed to follow her, changed the order of release. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now be the next film after Black Widow and will be released on July 9, 2021. And “The Eternals” have moved from second to third place and are expected to premiere on November 5, 2021.
Two films changed their screening dates to earlier ones. The Empty Man, the first feature film by documentary filmmaker David Pryor, has moved from December 4 to October 23, occupying the slot previously reserved for Death on the Nile. It seems that Disney wants to test on it how much the desire of viewers to go to the theaters has changed, using this horror movie as a kind of canary in a coal mine. In addition, the premiere of the movie “King’s Man: The Beginning” has been slightly shifted. It was moved from February 26, 2021, to February 12.
The new film about Hercule Poirot performed by Kenneth Branagh “Death on the Nile” has been postponed from October 23 to December 18 this year. The West Side Story, which occupied this time slot earlier, was postponed almost a year – to December 10, 2021. The erotic thriller “Deep Water” starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas will be released not in November this year, but only on August 13, 2021.
As usual, Disney has slots for the release of paintings that haven’t been announced yet. Two unknown films have lost their premiere dates, which were supposed to take place on July 9, 2021 and August 13, 2021.