Marvel removes Black Widow from the 2020 release schedule due to the spread of the coronavirus
What we all thought would inevitably happen has, today, inevitably happened as Disney and Marvel have officially postponed the release of ‘Black Widow‘, the upcoming standalone film based on the character played by Scarlett Johansson. The film was due to open worldwide on May 1st but has now been delayed with no revised release date yet announced. The postponement is once again due to the Coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe.
The film follows the events after the end of ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ where Natasha Romanoff finds herself forced to confront a dangerous situation that has links to her shadowy past. On the run from someone who will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff is forced to confront her past and the friends and fellow ‘Widows’ she left behind to become an ‘Avenger’.
Alongside Johansson, the film stars Florence Pugh, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, and David Harbour. The film is based on the comic book created by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck with a screenplay written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. Kevin Feige produces the film and Cate Shortland directs.
We await further news and clarification on the plans regarding the future of the film and its release and we will update you as soon as the news drops.
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