The Barry Keoghan and Angelina Jolie-starring Marvel movie Eternals has been moved from a February 2021 to November 2021 release as Disney rearranges its slate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eternals had been due for release in the US on February 12, 2021. It will now reach cinemas on November 5, 2021.

Another Marvel movie, the Scarlett Johansson-starring Black Widow, is moving from November to next May. Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story will be delayed for almost a year, moving from its December 18, 2020 release in the US to December 10, 2021.

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Disney is still planning to release Death on the Nile, Soul and Free Guy this year. None of its films will bypass a cinema release and go straight to streaming service Disney+ as part of the revised calendar.

In its analysis, US entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter said: "The latest round of changes to Disney's calendar underscores the continuing challenges facing the box office amid the ongoing pandemic, as well as production delays. They also follow the muted box office performance of Christopher Nolan's Tenet in the US.

"Cinemas in some top markets are not even open yet in the US, and there is growing concern about a second wave of Covid-19 cases this fall and winter, both domestically and abroad."

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