Brian Peck


Disney announces rescheduled movie release dates for Black Widow, Eternals, West Side Story and more

The pandemic continues to have an impact on Hollywood as the box office struggles and movie studios seem hesitant to release much of anything. Disney is postponing several tentpoles, including Marvel’s Black Widow, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile by several months.

As you can see in the trailer above, Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, was set to drop in May and then it was pushed to November 6th.  Now we won’t see it until NEXT May.  West Side Story will drop December 10th and Death on the Nile will bow December 18th.

The news is bad for fans, but worse for theaters, which are struggling to survive. One release that has been kept is Pixar’s Soul. Other Marvel releases, including Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Kumail Nanjiani, will drop November 5, 2021. Nanjiani endorsed the move on Twitter, writing: “Nothing is more important than health & lives. I can’t tell ppl to go to a movie theater until I feel safe going to one.”

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will drop July 9, 2021. Deep Water, Adrian Lyne’s thriller with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, has moved from Nov. 13, 2020. to Aug. 13, 2021.

Nearly 70% of North America’s movie theaters remain shuttered.

Below is Disney’s upcoming slate:


“The Empty Man” — Oct. 23

“Soul” — Nov. 20

“Free Guy” — Dec. 11

“Death on the Nile” — Dec. 18


“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” — Jan. 22

“The King’s Man” — Feb. 12

“Raya and the Last Dragon” — March 12

“Bob’s Burgers” — April 9

“Ron’s Gone Wrong” — April 23

“Black Widow” — May 7

“Cruella” — May 28

“Luca” — June 18

“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” — July 9

“Jungle Cruise” — July 30

“Deep Water” — Aug. 13

“Beatles Get Back” — Aug. 27

“The Last Duel” — Oct. 15

“Eternals” — Nov. 5

“West Side Story” — Dec. 10