Multiple reports Tuesday suggested that the runtime for Marvel’s “Black Widow” had leaked online — but now it appears the runtime has disappeared.

What happened:

Reports surfaced Tuesday that “Black Widow” would have a runtime for 133 minutes — or two hours and 13 minutes.

However, Disney’s United Kingdom page no longer includes the runtime number. One quick look shows merely a photo from the film, a link to watch the trailer and some details about the project.

  • “Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises,” the description reads. “Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
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‘Black Widow’ release date

Marvel’s “Black Widow” — originally due out in May 2020 — will suffer yet another delay, potentially pushing it to later in 2021, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Variety reported earlier in January that “Black Widow” may be delayed again due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marvel and Disney want the film released in theaters, so they are pushing it back to do so.

“As for ‘Black Widow’, expect the 2020 delay treatment should the theater situation not improve over the spring. Since it’s the first 2020s film from the franchise that propelled the studio to a now fictional-seeming $11 billion global gross in 2019, another delay before a last-ditch Disney+ release is more likely to occur.”

However, there’s been a push since the beginning of the pandemic for Disney to release the film on Disney Plus. The streaming service has released new films on there before — like “Mulan,” “Soul” and the upcoming “Raya and the Last Dragon” — in addition to releasing them in theaters.

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The bigger picture

Investor Dan Loeb recently wrote a letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek that suggested Disney release new films on Disney Plus to compete with Netflix, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “What Netflix has is this immense subscriber base that allows it to invest in an enormous amount of content and amortize that to get more subscribers,” Loeb told Variety. . “Disney isn’t there yet, but they need to get there as quickly as possible. If they don’t get critical mass in their subscriber base, they will be permanently disadvantaged versus Netflix.”