by Brandon Butler
Disney’s new postponed release schedule, including the MCU 9/24/2020

Variety has a look at Disney’s and other studio’s postponed film release schedules. Now that Tenet has officially bombed at the US box office, the studios are pushing nearly everything back to next year. The MCU is heavily affected due to the way the films are connected, with Black Widow seeing a new May 2021 release (over a year after the original 2020 date). This pushes back the rest of the MCU, as Variety notes:

Due to the interconnected nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Widow’s” move shifted back other installments in the superhero franchise. “Eternals,” a comic book adventure about a super-powered alien race, will debut on Nov. 5, 2021. It was previously dated for Feb. 12, 2021. Chloé Zhao directed the film, which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Kumail Nanjiani.

Nanjiani endorsed the move on Twitter, saying “Marvel made the right and responsible decision.”

“Nothing is more important than health & lives,” he wrote. “I can’t tell ppl to go to a movie theater until I feel safe going to one.”

After Nolan’s cries to basically release Tenet and let God sort it out, Kumail’s take on prioritizing human life is a refreshing change of pace.