Marvel, Disney releases delayed by social isolation issues


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Black Widow is jus one of many films that now will be released much later in the year.

Ethan Coulehan, Staff Writer

While Hollywood in general has been hit hard by coronavirus isolation issues, the delays in movie releases and the postponements of filming have been especially difficult for Marvel and Disney movie fans.

The New Mutants was slated to come out on April 3 but is now going to be rescheduled for later this year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings halted production after director Destin Daniel Cretton went into self isolation.

Black Widow was expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters to hit movie theaters in the first half of 2020. It has now been pushed back to November. 

Pixar’s Onward, which had been released to theaters on March 6, was pushed to Disney+ after theaters started closing. Disney also made the film available for online purchase.

Another big Disney movie, Mulan, had been slated to come out on March 27, but it got postponed. It is now set for release in July.

Other studios also have been affected, with Universal and Lionsgate pulling big movies from their original release schedules. Movies like Mission Impossible 7, No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, and A Quiet Place Part 2 and more have all been delayed. 

The TV world has also been hit by the coronavirus, with all of the late-night shows doing episodes at home.  

The Late Late Show starring James Corden has been doing musical episodes where musicians like Dua Lipa, John Legend, and BTS perform on video chat. Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are using similar formats for their shows.

About the only movie entertainment companies that have been thriving under these tough circumstances have been streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.