Black Widow release postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

Marvel bosses have indefinitely postponed the release of Black Widow due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.The hotly-anticipated standalone superhero movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and David Harbour, was due to be r…

Marvel bosses have indefinitely postponed the release of Black Widow due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The hotly-anticipated standalone superhero movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and David Harbour, was due to be released on 1 May, but now has been pulled from the upcoming calendar by executives at Marvel Studios and Disney.

Many movie multiplexes across the U.S. have closed since the outbreak hit the country, with thousands of residents in cities including New York and Los Angeles going into self-isolation to avoid spreading the virus.

The events of Black Widow take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and follow Johansson’s character Natasha Romanoff, a highly trained former-KGB assassin, who must confront the demons of her past to take down an evil new villain, the Taskmaster.

Dev Patel’s The Personal History of David Copperfield has also been pulled from schedules, along with The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams.

Producers at Disney have already been forced to delay the release of Niki Caro’s live-action Mulan, as well as The New Mutants and Antlers.

It’s not yet known how delaying Black Widow will affect the release of other Marvel movies, with The Eternals set to hit cinemas in November.

Multiple studios have pulled movies in wake of the coronavirus crisis, including Fast & Furious 9, No Time to Die, and A Quiet Place II.

More than 199,000 people have been infected with Covid-19, with almost 8,000 deaths, since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December.

Italy, Spain, Iran, and the U.S. are some of the worst affected countries outside of China.

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Amy Adams’s The Woman in the Window pushed back to 2020

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems. The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinem…

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems.

The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinemas on 4 October, but it has now been switched to an unknown date in 2020 so it can undergo reshoots.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Disney executives, who obtained the feature when they acquired the Fox film empire in March, have opted to remove it from their 2019 slate so they can rework the picture after early test screenings showed that the narrative confused audiences.

“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until its release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”

Director Joe Wright, known for films such as Darkest Hour and Atonement, is reportedly planning to do five days of reshoots in August, once Adams wraps filming on Ron Howard’s Netflix movie Hillbilly Elegy.

The Woman in the Window, based on the best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn, also stars Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie and Brian Tyree Henry, and was adapted for the screen by playwright Tracy Letts.

The mystery will be the last film released by Fox 2000 before Disney shutters the division, and there will now be a significant gap between it and Fox 2000’s penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is due for release in August.

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Gary Oldman cast in Amy Adams’ The Woman in the Window

Gary Oldman is joining Amy Adams in mystery drama The Woman in the Window.The British actor’s involvement in the film will reunite him with Darkest Hour director Joe Wright, the film which earned Gary his first Best Actor Academy Award at the ceremony …

Gary Oldman is joining Amy Adams in mystery drama The Woman in the Window.

The British actor’s involvement in the film will reunite him with Darkest Hour director Joe Wright, the film which earned Gary his first Best Actor Academy Award at the ceremony earlier this year (18). In the adaption of the novel of the same name by A.J. Finn, Amy plays a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia, a disorder characterised by symptoms of anxiety in situations where the person perceives their environment to be unsafe. As a result, she hasn’t left her house in months, but her life takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a horrible crime involving a new neighbouring family. Gary, 60, will play the father of the mysterious family in question, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

22 Jump Street star Wyatt Russell has also been tapped for the feature, while Julianne Moore is rumoured to be joining the cast as well.

Scott Rudin, who has produced critically acclaimed films including No Country for Old Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Lady Bird – and is also a recipient of the coveted EGOT honour – is producing the picture. He will be joined by fellow Lady Bird producer Eli Bush, while writer Tracy Letts – who also played Larry McPherson in Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed movie – is penning the script.

Gary recently played the title character in Federico D’Alessandro’s sci-fi thriller Tau, which is now available on Netflix, and will return to cinema screens later this year alongside Gerard Butler and rapper Common in Hunter Killer, currently scheduled for an October release.

Meanwhile, Amy is currently starring in television series Sharp Objects and will also be reprising her role as Giselle in Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted.

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