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Marvel delays the release of Black Widow indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic
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Marvel delays the release of Black Widow indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Black Widow has been delayed indefinitely. 

Marvel Studios has taken the decision to postpone the Scarlett Johannson-led film's release, which was due to take place on May 1st, amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Black Widow joins the likes of Mulan, Fast 9, new James Bond movie No Time To Die and A Quiet Place: Part II in delaying their release dates. 

Unlike Fast 9 and No Time To Die, however, no new release date for the movie has been announced. 

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is assassin Natasha Romanoff. 

Romanoff has been played by Scarlett Johansson over eight movies, dating all the way back to Iron Man 2.

The character's origins are as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man, but she later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

This movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and the film finds Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff alone and suddenly forced to confront her past.

Starring alongside Johansson are Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone and Rachel Weisz. 

Cate Shortland, director of Lore and Berlin Syndrome, takes charge, working from a script from Thor: Ragnarok co-writer Eric Pearson. To check hmv's full array of Marvel merchandise and movies, click here. 

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