Black Widow (2020)

Josh Steinberg

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Perhaps with the stay at home orders coming in from different localities, it’s simply taking longer for these processes to play out as offices are not fully staffed and that officially announcing these things isn’t anyone’s top priority.
 

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My work is still going on, but they have told us to take breaks at different times with only a few at a time, so there aren’t too many people in the break room at the same time. Though my boss said today that “there’s another tidbit that I can’t tell you about yet but it won’t affect anyone’s pay.” Curious to see what that could mean.
 

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Obviously, I hope we can all enjoy Black Widow in the movie theater as soon as it is safely possible to do so. But, once it's safe to go to the movies again, the studios are going to have a scheduling nightmare on their hands. There are now so many big films ready to go that are being pushed that I don't envy distribution executives the challenge of figuring out where to put them all so that they don't all release at the exact same time and cannibalize each other. I also think this is likely to have a long-term effect on the schedule, as things that were supposed to be released now (hopefully) end up releasing at the end of the year, which would then push films on the end of this year's schedule into 2021 and so on. Depending on how long this goes, I wouldn't be surprised to see Black Widow end up in The Eternals spot in November, which would then push Eternals back to 2021, and probably push their 2021 releases which are having filming disrupted back as well.
 
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I seriously wonder about how many people will feel comfortable going to a jam packed theater after being in isolation for a period of time and effectively being trained that crowds are potentially deadly for your health.

Such strange times.
 

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I think the desire to go out and socialize will outweigh those fears -- but only if the theaters actually stay closed until health officials confirm that the virus has subsided and we are safe to go out again. If any of the chains try to reopen sooner than they have the governmental all clear, then that could be a major problem. I want to go out to the theater again, but only when it is safe to do so.
 

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What I meant was, when I'm told by health officials that it's fine, that's all I'm going to need. I'll be there as soon as it's safe and the studios start putting out new stuff again.

But if they try to jump the gun and reopen before this has ebbed, then that's a dealbreaker.
 
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100% agree. I would go right now if they told me it was safe, but I'm with you. I don't want to come within 100 ft. of anyone until the experts tell us it's safe to do so.
 
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Although I agree that that is not a huge surprise, I'm surprised that Kevin Feige let her say that since they are usually pretty tight-lipped about future developments at Marvel and she must be under an NDA.
 

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