There’s a lot of concern about what Black Widow‘s delay means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. While there obviously far more important things going on in the world right now, people need to turn somewhere for enjoyment, and Marvel Studios movies fit the bill.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder there’s some concern here; if Black Widow arrives after The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will everything still make sense? Are there certain scenes in these upcoming movies and TV shows which will now have to be removed or edited so everything lines up the way they should? Those are just a couple of the lingering questions we’re forced to ask right now.
However, in a new piece from Variety, the trade reveals that, “Pushing ‘Black Widow’ affects nothing on the MCU timeline, said one individual close to Marvel Studios.”
It’s unclear whether this means Disney is anticipating releasing Black Widow before August or the fact it’s set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War means it won’t matter if it doesn’t line up with the other Phase 4 movies and TV shows heading our way!
Ultimately, it all depends how long this pandemic lasts, and whether those Disney+ TV shows are able to continue production. Eternals, meanwhile, may need reshoots and test screenings which won’t be able to take place over the summer as planned.
We’ll have to wait and see, but at least one question has now been answered…