STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Disney postpones Marvel's 'Black Widow' because of the coronavirus outbreak

Director for the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci explains how long it might take for the public know if the efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic are having an effect.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 11:51 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 11:51 PM

"Black Widow," the new Marvel film starring Scarlett Johansson, has been postponed, Disney announced on Tuesday. The film was set to hit theaters on May 1.

The company did not give a new release date for the film.

Disney also announced that it would be delaying "The Personal History of David Copperfield," which was set to open on May 8, and "The Woman in the Window," which was scheduled to hit theaters on May 15. The company did not say when it would release those films.

The delay of "Black Widow" is newsworthy, but it's not surprising.

The coronavirus outbreak has decimated the move theater industry. Blockbuster films such as "No Time to Die," "F9" and Disney's own "Mulan" have all been pushed back and the virus has caused major theater chains like AMC and Regal to close theaters nationwide.

"Black Widow" was the latest film in Marvel Studios' cinematic universe, and was set to open the summer movie season, arguably Hollywood's most lucrative time.

Disney's superhero studios is one of the most popular box office brands in Hollywood history.

Marvel Studios' films have made more than $22 billion worldwide, according to Comscore. Last year's "Avengers: Endgame" became the highest-grossing film in history.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2523560

Reported Deaths: 56130
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33405310847
Queens31536810288
Suffolk2395573605
Nassau2143703293
Bronx2076626751
New York1681074636
Westchester1436362340
Erie1064171949
Richmond889441935
Monroe842971188
Orange57538920
Rockland53112779
Onondaga52054761
Dutchess35615499
Albany30838390
Oneida28644589
Broome24451405
Niagara24031397
Saratoga20287200
Ulster17273278
Schenectady16731227
Rensselaer14808167
Putnam1249298
Chautauqua12428175
Oswego11668113
Chemung10932156
St. Lawrence10524127
Steuben10133173
Ontario9352110
Jefferson888076
Cayuga8658107
Sullivan847383
Wayne816784
Cattaraugus7732115
Genesee7013132
Herkimer6806128
Clinton672540
Tompkins650459
Fulton6331104
Madison6187102
Montgomery5966141
Livingston572771
Warren546084
Cortland534279
Tioga509471
Columbia5009111
Chenango468986
Allegany461597
Washington461367
Otsego457555
Wyoming439358
Greene438586
Orleans434187
Franklin428020
Lewis360338
Delaware356047
Seneca274163
Essex230731
Schoharie229521
Yates164728
Schuyler153817
Hamilton4383
Unassigned14426
Out of NY0317
Utica
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 57°
Oneonta
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 51°
Herkimer
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Old Forge
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 57°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve