‘West Side Story,’ ‘Death on the Nile’ & More Film Release Date Changes


The Walt Disney Company has announced an updated release schedule, which includes 10 titles that have either been delayed up to a year, or will launch earlier than previously announced.

“Death on the Nile” — a follow-up to 2017’s box office hit “Murder on the Orient Express” — will now arrive on Dec. 18, 2020, instead of its original October 23 premiere.

“West Side Story,”  will launch a year later than expected.  It will premiere on December 10, 2021 instead of Dec. 18, 2020.

“Deep Water,” Adrian Lyne’s thriller with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, will no longer open on November 13, 2020. It will instead debut on Aug. 13, 2021.

 “The Empty Man,” a horror film with James Badge Dale, will be released on Oct. 23, 2020 instead of on Dec. 4, 2020.

“The King’s Man,” previously dated on Feb. 26, 2021, will move ahead two weeks to Feb. 12.

Titles from Marvel Studios’ live-action film slate for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are as follows:

“Black Widow” will now open in theaters on May 7, 2021 (previously scheduled to reopen on November 6th). In “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” lands in theaters on July 9, 2021. Simu Liu stars in the titular role as Shang-Chi, alongside Awkwafina and Tony Leung in a film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

“Eternals” arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021. “Eternals” features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the “Eternals” are ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

Below is Disney’s upcoming slate:


“The Empty Man” — Oct. 23

“Soul” — Nov. 20

“Free Guy” — Dec. 11

“Death on the Nile” — Dec. 18


“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” — Jan. 22

“The King’s Man” — Feb. 12

“Raya and the Last Dragon” — March 12

“Bob’s Burgers” — April 9

“Ron’s Gone Wrong” — April 23

“Black Widow” — May 7

“Cruella” — May 28

“Luca” — June 18

“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” — July 9

“Jungle Cruise” — July 30

“Deep Water” — Aug. 13

“Beatles Get Back” — Aug. 27

“The Last Duel” — Oct. 15

“Eternals” — Nov. 5

“West Side Story” — Dec. 10



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