The film sector is among the many businesses penalised by the Covid-19 situation. Cinemas are gathering places and for now there is no way to go back to filling the theatres while respecting the anti-contagion rules. This obviously caused the postponement of the films already scheduled, and also the slowdown of the production works. The whole film industry is currently on hiatus, so let’s see how the release dates of the films have changed.
All Marvel films postponed and new dates
Black Widow: initially scheduled for May, the film has now been postponed to November 2020. The film stars Black Widow and is the prequel to the story of the Avenger Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson. The story will therefore deal with the origins of the character, showing the journey that led Romanoff to join the Black Widow programme that in the 80s had the goal of creating killing agents.
The Eternals: the film starring Kit Harington and Angelina Jolie set long before the Avengers: Endgame, will be released in February 2021 and tells of the Celestials and their genetic experiments on the inhabitants of the earth.
Shang-Chi: those waiting for the first Marvel film dedicated to an oriental character, will have to wait until May 7, 2021. The film will see the master hero of Kung-Fu already the protagonist of the homonymous comic, measuring himself in a story with a more modern transposition.
Doctor Strange 2: little is known of the film that will follow the lucky Doctor Strange, if not to be released on November 5, 2021. What we can anticipate for now is that there will be two enemies on stage: Karl Mordo and Nightmare, a monster who enters dreams to take on different dimensions.
Thor: Love and Thunder: Thor’s fourth chapter was to be released on November 5, 2021 with Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, and now it will be even moved to February 18, 2022.
Black Panther 2: the sequel to the 2017 movie directed by Ryan Coogler with Chadwick Bosemanas T ‘Challa aka Black Panther, will be released on May 18, 2022.
Postponements and changes also in DC Comics
Even the DC Comics world has obviously not been exempt from the Coronavirus effect on films. In particular, 3 highly anticipated films will have to undergo changes, both in terms of release and filming.
Wonder Woman 1984: the film that will show the most powerful rider of all time grappling with the 80s was expected to be released in June. Toby Emmerich, head of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, decided to move the film’s release in US theatres on August 14th. No news yet for Italy, where the film was due to be released on June 4th.
The Batman: The film was in full swing when Warner Bros. decreed its suspension due to the Coronavirus emergency. The film, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as Batman, has been in production in London since January.
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