Disney pulls release of 'Black Widow', other films amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 11:10 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 14:11:06-04

Disney has decided to pull the release of several of its upcoming films, including the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Black Widow, staring Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh will no longer be released on May 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Variety reported Tuesday.

The other films pulled include Fox Searchlight's The Personal History of David Copperfield and 20th Century's The Woman in the Window, which are both under the Disney banner.

At this time, no new release date was announced for any of the films.

The company also delayed “Mulan,” “The New Mutants” and “Antlers” earlier this month.

Disney is not the first studio to delay/pull the release of a summer tentpole. The next James Bond film titled No TIme to Die was pushed back to November 25, 2020 and the ninth film in the Fast and Furious Saga was delayed a full year.