Theatrical Release of 'Black Widow' Pulled

Scarlett Johansson's Marvel film will no longer come out as planned due to the coronavirus
Theatrical Release of 'Black Widow' Pulled
Scarlett Johansson's Marvel flick Black Widow has just become the latest film to have its release cancelled over the coronavirus.

The MCU movie was set to hit theatres across the globe on May 1, but considering the mass movie theatre closure, that will no longer be the case.

At this point, it's unclear when Black Widow will see release, or if it will even head to theatres at all anymore.

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland, and in addition to Johansson, it stars David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh.

As recently reported, Canada's largest theatre chain Cineplex announced last night (March 16) that it will be closing all theatres Canada-wide until at least April 2. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal began rushing out new film titles — such as Trolls World Tour, The HuntThe Invisible Man and Emma. — as on-demand releases.

Previously pulled films over the COVID-19 pandemic include Disney's Mulan remake, A Quiet Place II and the forthcoming James Bond title No Time to Die. In TV, shows like Stranger ThingsRiverdale and The Witcher has been halted, while upcoming film festivals Hot Docs and the Calgary Underground Film Festival have been postponed, among others.

So far, both Tom Hanks and Idris Elba have both tested positive for the virus.

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