Black Widow Gets New Composer Amid Release Date Cancellation


It’s learned that Black Widow has a new composer, which follows the film’s release date getting canceled due to the coronavirus.

It’s reported that composer Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Crown, Bad Boys for Life) has replaced Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water, Godzilla, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2).

No reason for the switch has been given, but we could guess that since Black Widow was originally going to be released May 1, that the coronavirus may have something to do with things.

Perhaps Lorne Balfe has access to something related to creating the score that Alexandre Desplat does not.

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Coronavirus causes Black Widow delays, more for Marvel

Regarding when Marvel will release Black Widow is still unknown, as no new release date has been set as of yet.

There has even been talk of releasing Black Widow through video-on-demand, something David Harbour recommended, but it has also been said Disney plans on giving the flick a theatrical release.

The coronavirus has also caused Marvel to stop filming on Shang-Chi in Australia, and the studio has also stop filming on their Disney Plus shows, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki.

Sebastian Stan recently said he doesn’t know when filming will pick back up.

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.

Synopsis: After seven appearances spanning a decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Natasha Romanoff, aka, Black Widow, takes the lead in an adventure unlike any other she’s known before. When a dangerous conspiracy reveals connections to her forgotten past, Black Widow embarks on an incredible journey across the globe, all the while being by the deadly Taskmaster, an assassin hellbent on destroying the Black Widow.

(via filmmusicreporter)

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