Dis­ney de­lays ‘Black Wi­dow,’ Spiel­berg’s ‘West Side Story’

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

NEWYORK » The Walt Dis­ney Co. has fur­ther post­poned its next mega-movies from Marvel, in­clud­ing “Black Wi­dow,” while also post­pon­ing Steven Spiel­berg’s “West Side Story” a full year in the com­pany’s lat­est re­cal­i­bra­tion due to the pan­demic.

Ten of Dis­ney’s top films shuff led re­lease dates Wed­nes­day, up­root­ing sev­eral of the com­pany’s ma­jor fall re­leases. The Scar­lett Jo­hans­son Marvel movie “Black Wi­dow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads toMay7ofne­xt year. In­stead of open­ing next month, Ken­neth Branagh’s mur­der mys­tery “Death on the Nile” moves to Dec. 18. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spiel­berg’s mu­si­cal will in­stead de­but in De­cem­ber 2021.

Dis­ney didn’t en­tirely aban­don the sea­son. The Pixar re­lease “Soul” re­mains on the cal­en­dar for late Novem­ber. “The Empty Man,” a hor­ror re­lease from the for­mer 20th Cen­tury Fox, is mov­ing up fromDe­cem­ber to Oct. 23.

But the de­lays of Dis­ney’s up­com­ing block­busters re­in­force the grow­ing ex­o­dus from 2020 among the block­busters that hadn’t al­ready up­rooted to next year.

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