Nature Is Healing: Disney CEO Says ‘Black Widow’ Will Release In May

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It’s fitting that as both the beginning of Spring and the one-year anniversary of coronavirus pass us by, nature is finally showing true signs of healing.

People are getting vaccinated and the weather is warming. Restaurants and sporting events and all the vestiges of our life before the pandemic are slowly beginning to return, movies included, specifically, Black Widow.

Similar to No Time To Die, Black Widow will forever and always be intrinsically tied to the coronavirus, as it was one of the first major blockbuster films to delay its release date in the disease’s wake.

Now, a year after the film was delayed, it appears to finally be on the verge of release, as Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed during the Mouse House’s earnings call that the film is still scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, May 7.

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Black Widow isn’t the only upcoming blockbuster feature to lock in its release date, as F9 was recently confirmed to release on June 25, while A Quiet Place Part II will hit theaters on May 28.

Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone, and Olivier Richters.

The 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow is just one of many pieces of MCU content set to release this year, as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Shang-Chi, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Way Home are all slated for 2021.

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