The reopening of movie theaters may have hit another speed bump.
Disney will likely delay Black Widow, the superhero adventure from Marvel that was slated to open on Nov. 6, according to multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation and reported by Variety. The studio is also exploring various release options for Pixar’s existential cartoon Soul. The animated kids’ film is still scheduled to release on Nov. 20, but it is unlikely to move forward with those plans. The studio is even considering releasing it on Disney+.
One Disney insider disputed claims that Soul was moving to Disney+.
An impending Black Widow delay comes just days after Warner Bros. announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will debut in late December instead of early October. STX also moved the Gerard Butler thriller Greenland out of September, while Universal pushed Candyman into 2021, depriving exhibitors of any major releases until James Bond sequel No Time to Die opens on Nov. 20. It is yet another sign that the U.S. box office won’t return to “normal” anytime soon.