'Black Widow' UK release date brought forward

Marvel Studios' Black Widow comes to cinemas May 2020.
Marvel Studios' Black Widow comes to cinemas May 2020.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will hit UK cinemas earlier than previously expected.

Disney has brought the release date of Scarlett Johansson’s solo movie forward to 28 October, according to Digital Spy. It’ll still be released in North America on 6 November.

The film was originally due for release in the UK on 1 May, but that date was pushed back to November in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the film, 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.

Directed by Cate Shortland, it stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz.

UK Cinemas are currently eyeing a reopening in early July, with Vue Cinemas stating its aim to reopen on 7 July.

A Vue spokesperson told Yahoo Finance UK that the cinema chain has been “liaising closely with authorities across Europe to design operating procedures that can provide the degree of social distancing required and allow an experience for our customers and staff that is as safe as possible.”

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Vue said it was working with the UK government and the UK Cinema Association on steps that need to be taken in order to safely reopen post-lockdown.

These include “physically isolating family groups through our online booking systems and staggering film times to maintain social distancing and operate responsibly.”

Vue said it would also introduce “enhanced cleaning and employee protection protocols.”

Black Widow comes to UK cinemas on 28 October.