Those who yearn for a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have to wait even longer. Today, Disney announced a slew of date changes, with movies circulating all around the release schedule (and, to be fair, a few sticking to their original dates). But perhaps most important is the fact that Black Widow, which was due out this summer before being pushed back in November, will now release on May 7, 2021 (debuting more than a year after its scheduled release.)
It means that Eternals, initially planned for November, then moved to February 2021, next november, November 5, 2021. And Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, which is currently filming in Australia, whose date of February 12, 2021 has been pushed back to May 7, 2021, will only have a slight delay, this time around July 9, 2021 (Keep in mind that there is a Another Marvel Cinematic Universe movie also coming in 2021, followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home, currently scheduled for December 17, 2021.)
We commend Disney and Marvel Studios for recognizing that the health and comfort of viewers is the top priority (it doesn’t help that this also makes a lot more financial sense). And we look forward to joining the MCU when it is safe to do so. Just think of this year as part of the break.