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Disney delays six movies and pushes Black Widow to Disney+

By Tim Augustin - on 28 Mar 2021, 11:29am

Disney delays six movies and pushes Black Widow to Disney+

Note: This article was first published on 24 Mar 2021.

Image: Disney

More delays. What’s new?

Seeing as the ongoing pandemic continues to cast doubt on the box office success of movies this year, Disney has opted to delay a couple of their titles. Most notably, Black Widow has been pushed from 7 May to 9 July, where it will debut in theaters and online via Disney+ Premier Access on the same day. Just like Raya and the Last Dragon!

Cruella (28 May) has not been delayed, but will also hit Disney+ Premier Access at the same time as its theatrical release. Meanwhile, Pixar’s new film Luca will make its debut on Disney+ exclusively for no additional fee, skipping theaters entirely on 18 June. The studio’s previous movie Soul received the same treatment as well. 

Since Disney is no longer confident in any of its movies doing well in theaters before July, it has delayed a couple more movies in its slate. Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been delayed from 9 July to 3 September, to make way for Black Widow’s new date. Here’s a list of all the new release dates:

  • Free Guy - 13 August, 2021

  • The King’s Man - 22 December, 2021

  • Deep Water - 14 January, 2022

  • Death on the Nile - 11 February, 2022

We also got a new poster for Black Widow, which you can check out below:

Image: Disney

And there you have it, folks. Expect more delays from many more studios in the months to come - except for Warner Bros. Pictures, who have figured out a new release strategy for 2021. Speaking of which, check out our review of Godzilla vs. Kong! If you’d like to check out Black Widow at home on release day, you can subscribe to Disney+ here.

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