Marvel Studios ‘Black Widow‘ Premiere Date Confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Marvel fans were dreading the idea that the premiere of the highly anticipated film Black Widow would be delayed for a 5th time, particularly after the quarterly earnings call in February yielded no concrete answers regarding the films premiere.
During the 2021 shareholder meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed Marvel Studios will premiere Black Widow exclusively in theaters on May 7th, 2021. Initially Black Widow was set to premiere on May 6, 2020, but was indefinitely delayed after the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was pushed back several times, with the latest push set for May 7th. Now, it seems Disney and Marvel Studios are doubling down on the new date.
Fans were also wondering if Marvel or Disney would chose to allow for a digital release exclusively on Disney+. That idea was dashed during the earnings call, with Chapek having shared: “We are still intending it to be a theatrical release. We’re going to be watching very carefully [at] the reopening of theaters and consumer sentiment on going back to theaters.”
“At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.”
Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff), David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian) and O-T Fagbenle (Mason). Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel!
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