Black Widow star David Harbour is trying to see the funny side to the film’s latest delay.
Disney and Marvel Studios announced this week that it will push back the cinema release for Scarlett Johansson’s solo adventure once again, now moving it from November 6, 2020 to May 7, 2021.
The delay not only pushes Black Widow a full year beyond its originally-planned opening date this past May, but has caused a domino effect for Eternals and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Harbour, who plays super soldier Red Guardian in Black Widow, had a laugh about the news by joking on Instagram that fans would have to wait for merchandise based on his character.
“Sorry,” he wrote. “You’re gonna have to wait til May 2021 before you can pop a straw thru my helmeted head and sip your Diet Coke, and marvel (get it, get it) at how the RG packs his whole overly fleshy self into that super suit.”
Marvel’s Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani took a more serious approach to the delay by supporting Disney and Marvel for putting safety before profits.
“Marvel made the right & responsible decision. There’s a pandemic. Nothing is more important than health & lives. I can’t tell ppl to go to a movie theater until I feel safe going to one,” he tweeted.
“Take care of yourselves. I promise it’ll be worth the wait!”