The fans of Avengers are desperately waiting for the release of Scarlett Johansson led Black Widow to hit the cinemas. The film was earlier slated to release on May 1, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic. It is now scheduled for November 6 release, but things are uncertain because pandemic doesn’t look like coming to an end soon.
Meanwhile, there’s certain anxiety among fans who are looking for new leads every day or some kind of assurity that Black Widow will release on time. For them, there’s a silver lining, and it’s that the makers can opt for selective international release if things don’t go well.
Warner Bros’ Christopher Nolan directorial Tenet has been a similar case recently. The film has been postponed numerous times, and it was even being said that the makers may opt for direct OTT release. But the producers stood their ground and confirmed that they would release the film on September 4 in selective international markets.
Marvel, with Black Widow, can easily take the same route as well. Even if the USA and some of the other major countries are not ready to release the films theatrically by November, there are a lot of other countries which have recovered so far. And it won’t be a bad idea to start releasing Black Widow from there and then release it worldwide once the pandemic is over. Also considering the way, Marvel has interwoven the storylines of all its films it won’t be a good idea to postpone Black Widow again because that will affect the release dates of its future releases as well. And last but not least, the producers will have a way of some sort of recovery if not whole.
What do you think?