Disney’s upcoming Marvel film Black Widow is the latest blockbuster release to be pushed back amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The film was due to hit cinemas on May 1 but has now been pulled, with a new release date yet to be announced.
The decision comes after multiple studios have chosen to delay the release of their upcoming films.
On March 4, it was reported that the release of the next James Bond film No Time To Die was being pushed back from April 3 to November 12. The film’s studios and producers announced that the decision had been made “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace”.
Early last week, F9 – the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise – had its release date changed from May 2020 to April 2021.
Films due to be released this month including Mulan and A Quiet Place: Part II have also been postponed, but their new release dates have not yet been announced.
Cinemas across the world, including in the UK, have been closed to help prevent the virus from spreading further.
Lincoln School of Film and Media senior lecturer Dr Neil Jackson said that he thinks the delays will have a negative impact on film distributors.