Despite the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, many theaters around the world — and particularly in the U.S. — are still closed to audiences. After a full year of delays, the scheduling of international releases could suggest the studio is preparing to release Black Widow either way.
Chinese box office analyst Gavin Feng shared a rumor via Twitter that Black Widow is aiming for an April 30 release date in China, yet there’s still “no official word.” on the matter
The Asian market has become a critical one for box office success in recent years, now making up a major share of a movie’s gross income.
Disney targeting an April release date in China suggests they are expecting to be able to release worldwide in the summer as planned with no further delays.
Disney has already begun Phase 4 of the MCU with WandaVision on Disney+. It’s possible the series’ connections into the wider universe may require Black Widow and other films to release at a specific point in the chronology.