Black Widow is expected to be set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but before Avengers: Infinity War.
Benedict Cumberbatch's sequel will debut in theaters November 5, 2021. Such delays have unique ramifications for Marvel movies due to their interconnection. Black Widow is coming out on November 6, 2020, which had been the opening date for Eternals, which is now releasing on February 12, 2021. That sets up a big shift in upcoming MCU titles, with "The Eternals" moving to February 12, 2021, "Shang-Chi" to May 7, 2021, "Doctor Strange 2" to November 5, 2021, and "Thor: Love And Thunder to Feb 18, 2022". Turns out, that's because the entire upcoming slate of Marvel's massive money-making machine is shifting thanks to a complete reshuffle of Disney's theatrical release calendar. Shang-Chi now takes the May 7, 2021, date that had belonged to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That release date, of course, is subject to movie theatres being reopened by then and the pandemic subsiding. It was originally slated for May. Remember when Black Widow's coronavirus-driven delay wasn't going to impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large?More news: Biden Rips Trump's 'Unacceptably Slow' Virus Response
The $200 million-plus live-action "Mulan", previously scheduled for release on March 27, is now set to be released on July 24, moving Dwayne Johnson's "Jungle Cruise" off that date and back a full year to July 30, 2021. Surprisingly, the report makes no mention of whether Spider-Man 3's July 16, 2021 release date is changing.
For those looking forward to Harrison Ford's return as Indiana Jones, that film has been pushed to July 29, 2022, from July 9, 2021.More news: Zarif Tells Trump Iran Has Millions Of 'Friends', Not 'Proxies'
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