Come this Friday, our long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe drought will finally come to an end when the first two episodes of WandaVision, the first-ever MCU series on Disney+, debut.
When WandaVision does finally drop on January 15, it’ll mark 17 months since the latest MCU project, which represents the largest time between MCU outings since the nearly two-year-gap between The Incredible Hulk in 2008 and Iron Man 2 in 2010.
That said, while the streaming corner of the MCU may be close to up and running, the same can’t be said about its theatrical division, which was supposed to resume last May with Black Widow and has been on hold ever since.
At this time, Black Widow — which will be the first MCU Phase 4 film and the first since 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home — is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on May 7, 2021, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige honestly doesn’t sound all that confident it’ll happen.
“I mean, confidence is meaningless in today’s world because nobody knows anything. Hope springs eternal,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “A year delay, you hope would be enough, there’s a vaccine out there now. We’ll see. I certainly hope so. I want to be back in the theater with people.” [via Comic Book]
Luckily for fans of the franchise, even if Black Widow and the other upcoming theatrical efforts (Eternals, Shang-Chi, etc.) are continuously delayed, the MCU has enough content lined up for Disney+ to sustain us, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to drop in March, while Loki is scheduled for May. Additionally, both Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel could drop later this year, as they’re both currently in the midst of production.