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Black Widow, Eternals and more Marvel movies have been delayed to 2021

By Tim Augustin - on 24 Sep 2020, 5:22pm

Black Widow, Eternals and more Marvel movies have been delayed to 2021

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Tenet will be the last blockbuster to hit theatres for quite a while. 

Disney has just announced a slew of delays for their upcoming slate of movie releases, including movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First up is Black Widow, the superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson as the titular Avenger. The movie was originally set to debut on November 6, 2020, but has now been postponed to May 7, 2021. 

Watch the final trailer for Black Widow below:

That's not all, however. Eternals, a movie following an immortal alien race living on Earth has been delayed from February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a movie about a skilled martial artist taking on The Mandarin has moved from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021. While The Eternals has already wrapped filming, Shang-Chi is still in the midst of production. 

2020 marks the first year in over a decade to not see the release of a new movie set in the MCU - but after the events of Avengers: Endgame, perhaps a break from the franchise is for the best. To make up for that, four (!) movies set in the MCU will debut in 2021, including the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel. 

Here is Disney’s upcoming slate of movies, with new release dates accounted for:

The Empty Man - October 23, 2020

Soul - November 20, 2020

Free Guy - December 11, 2020

Death on the Nile - December 18, 2020

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Jan. 22, 2021

The King’s Man - February 12, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon - March 12, 2021

Bob’s Burgers - April 9, 2021

Ron’s Gone Wrong - April 23, 2021

Black Widow - May 7, 2021

Cruella - May 28, 2021

Luca - June 18, 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - July 9, 2021

Jungle Cruise - July 30, 2021

Deep Water - Aug. 13, 2021

Beatles Get Back - Aug. 27, 2021

The Last Duel - Oct. 15, 2021

Eternals - Nov. 5, 2021

West Side Story - Dec. 10, 2021

Currently, the next entry in the MCU won’t even hit theatres - it’ll be on Disney+.