Take your time, the widow will arrive on the big screen!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still raging around the world, the entertainment world has suffered heavy losses. Between interrupted productions and postponed releases, many studios have chosen to release their biggest releases directly on streaming platforms, as was the case with Wonder Woman 1984 and other Warner films. But even though it adopted this strategy for Mulan, Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon, which arrived at Disney + via Early Access, Disney is still planning for Black Widow to debut in theaters.
Faced with new speculation that the long-awaited MCU launch could take place on the company’s streaming platform, Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney, has assured that this will not happen.
According to Variety, when presenting the company’s bi-monthly results, Chapek said:
“We still intend for the film to make its theatrical debut. We will closely monitor the reopening of theaters and the feeling of consumers returning to theaters. ”
Acknowledging that the model adopted for films like Soul was a big success, Chapek said that each film is considered an isolated case and that the release strategies vary for each.
“Some films will be released in theaters. Some films will be shown through Disney Early Access. And in some cases, we will bring them directly to our service [Disney+, sem cobrar um valor extra]. It’s really about having that flexibility. We will guide our decision making over time, given [as necessidades] of our subscribers. ”
Black Widow is set to hit theaters on May 7th. As reported by the website, Chapek has not indicated whether that date is still in the studio’s plans, and we may see another postponement if the Covid-19 pandemic is not brought under control.