The release date for Black Widow has been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Variety reports. A new date has not been set. The Scarlett Johansson-led Marvel movie was scheduled to hit theaters on May 1. Black Widow was directed by Cate Shortland, and also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz.
The move comes after AMC Theaters announced Monday that all of its theaters across the country would be closed for six to 12 weeks after the CDC recently suggested limiting public gatherings to no larger than 10 people. Regal Cinemas also decided to shut down all their locations until further notice, leaving Disney no choice but to postpone Black Widow's release.
Disney appeared to initially hold out hope that Black Widow could still be released on time, when the film wasn't grouped into the studio's announcement last week that Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers were being delayed indefinitely. That hope was quickly dashed as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on virtually every industry in America and beyond.
Aside from Black Widow, Disney also pushed back the releases of The Personal History of David Copperfield starring Dev Patel, and The Woman in the Window with Amy Adams, which were expected to be out on May 8 and 15, respectively.
They join a growing list of major studio releases that have been postponed because of the coronavirus. No Time to Die was pushed from April to November, and Fast & Furious 9 was delayed an entire year.