Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film Black Widow will now release in theatres on July 9 and simultaneously debut on Disney+ platform.

Marvel has announced the new release date of Scarlett Johansson starrer Black Widow where she is seen in the titular role. The film was earlier slated to hit the screens in 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it got pushed. Then the makers announced that Black Widow will be a May 2021 release. However, the new release date is two months after that. The Marvel superhero flick is slated to release on July 9, 2021. The film will be released in theatres as well as on Disney+ at the same time. This gives the audience the choice to choose whatever suits them the best given the present scenario.

Because of the present situation, many production houses are making decisions that could benefit them the most. The Walt Disney Co on Tuesday overhauled its upcoming film release plans, postponing some of its biggest films. The film was once planned to debut in May 2020, so as to kick off the summer movie season on May 7. This announcement is a blow to hopes of an imminent recovery for theaters, that are now beginning to reopen after troubling months of closure due to the pandemic. While bigger and bigger films have turned towards release on streaming platforms and premium-on-demand in recent months, Marvel movies are Hollywood’s most bankable box-office behemoths.

Earlier during an interview, Scarlett had opened up about the film. She had said, “It’s a film very much about self-forgiveness and accepting decisions that were made for you. It’s much deeper than anything we could have done earlier.”

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