Many Hollywood movie premieres could be delayed as the vaccine rollout fails to hit key targets set by the Trump administration.
Big budget movies like Sony's "Cinderella," starring Camila Cabello, "The King's Man," a World War I-era prequel to the Kingsman series, and the adaptation "Chaos Walking," featuring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, are likely to see delays or morph into a video-on-demand debut due to their February and March release dates.
Even films scheduled for later release dates in the spring are likely to see further delays or conform to a release on a streaming service like HBO Max or Disney+.
While an official budget has not been released for "Black Widow," Marvel movies typically feature a $150 to $200 million production budget.
The satirical framework -- placing the central duo in old sitcoms -- will also resonate more with an audience able to appreciate how meticulously director Matt Shakman and head writer Jac Schaeffer have replicated them, unless the kids were weaned on programs like "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Bewitched" and will get visual gags about married couples in separate beds.
Patience becomes a virtue, taking in the sitcom homages while maintaining a watchful eye for sly Marvel references and cleverly placed dollops of color, presenting possible cracks in the black-and-white veneer.
Overall, "WandaVision" serves as a shrewd and generally impressive calling card for Marvel's broader Disney+ strategy, after the high bar that Lucasfilm established with "The Mandalorian." Unlike the smaller-scale shows produced for ABC and Netflix, these projects draw upon high-profile names from the movies -- with the still-to-come "Loki" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" -- then showcase them in ways that emphasize character over cinematic blockbuster trappings.