Date: 24th September 2020

Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Moves Back a Full Year.

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story has been delayed to December 2021 as Disney has moved release dates for several big movies.

Disney has pushed back its entire fall theatrical release schedule by several months, moving films like Marvel's Black Widow and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story to 2021. Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile, originally set to premiere in theaters in October 2020, has been pushed back to December, while 2021 films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals have been moved deeper into 2021. The only major fall film to keep its release date is Pixar's Soul, which stays in its late November release slot.

West Side Story, which stars Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler in the lead roles, was originally set to arrive on December 18. Instead, it will now arrive on December 10, 2021. The date suggests that Disney sees the Steven Spielberg remake of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim as an awards season contender. The previous 1961 movie was a huge hit that went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

In lesser-known titles, the Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas thriller Deep Water has also moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021.

Source: Press Release