Entertainment 'Black Widow' Release Date Delayed Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus
Google on Tuesday cancelled its major annual gathering of software developers amid concerns over the deadly coronavirus. "Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we've decided to cancel this year's physical event at Shoreline Amphitheatre," a Google statement said.The internet giant said it nixed the festival-like event Google I/O event scheduled for May a short distance from the "Googleplex" in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.
Disney is pushing the release of Marvel standalone Black Widow amid growing concerns around the coronavirus.
The movie, which was set to hit theaters in North America on May 1. The studio also removed Personal History of David Copperfield and the Woman in the Window from the calendar.
Black Widow is the latest studio release to be pushed due to the growing coronavirus concerns. Universal pushed the ninth Fast & Furious film a year, while Paramount pushed the release of, the Issa Rae-starring comedy The Lovebirds and Blue Story.
AFI Postpones Life Achievement Award Gala Due to Coronavirus Concerns
AFI CEO and president Bob Gazzale said the decision to postpone will ensure "the well-being of the artists and audience that gather each year to celebrate America’s art form."The annual ceremony, set to celebrate Julie Andrews this year, was scheduled for April 25 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The gala will be rescheduled for a date in early summer.
While no theaters are yet closed in the U.S. because of the coronavirus, there's growing concern that some cinemas could go dark in areas where cases of COVID-19 are proliferating, or where business has slowed. That's in addition to the ongoing blackout on moviegoing in China.
On March 11, California Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended canceling or postponing gatherings of 250 or more people "at least through March" as the state grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. The recommendation directly impacts larger auditoriums, which may have to stagger seating.
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In the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic, Disney - like all the other studios - has decided to postpone the release of its films, including the remake of Mulan ( scheduled for late March) and Black Widow. But these two feature films are not the only ones impacted by the crisis affecting the cinema industry as well as many countries around the world: the films scheduled for the end of 2020 and even for 2021 have also been postponed. Discover the new release dates for Disney films.
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