2oth Century Fox has decided to not release West Side Story this year. The upcoming Steven Spielberg musical was supposed to release in December 2020. But, the continued impact of Covid on the world and the United States has caused the anticipated film to be delayed until 2021.
For the love of Rita Moreno, we’re going to need vaccines, like, yesterday. Disney announced today that several of its prominent upcoming releases, including West Side Story, Black Widow, Death on the Nile, and Eternals, will be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Vulture can confirm that the new release dates for these films will be the following: December 10, 2021, for West Side Story; May 7, 2021, for Black Widow; December 18, 2020, for Death on the Nile (yup, not a typo — later this year); and November 2, 2021, for Eternals.
Obviously as a Spielberg fan, this is hard news to take. I can imagine it’s even more difficult for the cast and crew to have all their hardwork kept under wraps for another whole year. 2020 has definitely had an impact on every aspect of business and culture imaginable. We still haven’t gotten a trailer for WSS and you have to believe we won’t be getting one now until summer 2021 at the earliest.