Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

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Disney has postponed the May 1 release date of its a lot anticipated Marvel flick “Black Widow” as theaters throughout the nation shutter amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A new release date has not but been decided. 

While quite a few films have already pushed their debuts — “Mulan,” “F9,” “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “No Time to Die,” amongst others — “Black Widow” is not precisely a standalone movie. The film is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an expansive, interconnected assortment of movies that act as puzzle items in a a lot greater, overarching story.

“Black Widow” could also be taking a step again in time — it takes place between the occasions of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War” — however that does not imply it would not comprise materials that’s someway essential to different Marvel movies. After all, that is what it’s turn out to be infamous for.

Moving “Black Widow” could have a “cascading effect” on the remainder of the MCU releases, Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com, stated.

Marvel’s present release schedule of movies and TV exhibits on Disney’s streaming service Disney+ is as follows:

  • “Black Widow” — May 1, 2020 (postponed)
  • “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” — August 2020 on Disney+
  • “The Eternals” — Nov. 6, 2020
  • “WandaVision” — December 2020 on Disney+
  • “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” — Feb. 12, 2021
  • “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” — May 7, 2021
  • “Thor: Love and Thunder” — Nov. 5, 2021
  • “Loki” — 2021 on Disney+

And that is not together with the introduced exhibits and movies that have not been positioned on the schedule — “Black Panther 2,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” “Captain Marvel 2,” “Fantastic 4,” “Blade,” “Spider-Man 3,” “She-Hulk,” “Moon Knight,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye.” 

To date, the MCU films have bought greater than $22.5 billion in tickets since 2008. It is one in all Disney’s most precious property and contributes a big portion of income to its annual field workplace.

In 2019, Disney-produced movies rang up greater than $11.26 billion in ticket gross sales at the world field workplace, $2.eight billion of that got here from “Avengers: Endgame.”

Combine Disney-produced movies with that of 20th Century Fox, which the firm acquired earlier this yr, and Disney as a whole represented 38% of the U.S. film trade’s haul in 2019, in accordance with information from Comscore.

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