Moviegoers have to wait longer as the release dates of several most awaited Hollywood movies are postponed. It looks like renowned studios in the US are not yet ready to release their films on theatres.
Disney has taken a move where it has postponed as many as seven films altogether. Some of them include Emma Stone’s “Cruella“, “Black Widow,”, ” Pixar’s “Luca”, “Shang-Chi, “Legend of the Ten Rings,” and many others. Also Read: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Starring ‘A Quiet Place 2’ to Hit Big Screens in May 2021
The emended schedule by Disney will make a direct impact on the release of several other films as well. At the moment, Cruella and Black Widow will simultaneously premiere on Disney Plus and theatres.
Notably, Craig Gillespie’s Cruella will arrive on May 28 (as per plan) whereas Black Widow has been pushed back for two months and the new release date will be July 9 instead of May 7. Fans will have the premiere access of both the movies where they will have to pay a $30 rental fee. Also Read: A Quiet Place 2- John Krasinski Confirms Directing Emily Blunt Sequel
The shifting of Black Widow would simply result the amendment of other upcoming flicks as well.
Legend of the Ten Rings,” and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi that were previously scheduled for July are bumped back to September 3. At the same time, it’s also expected to have a traditional theatrical release as well. Also Read: Rachel Zegler Joins the Star Cast of ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’
There is another great upcoming animated film titled “Luca” that no longer be releasing in theatres. Instead, this Pixar’s animated coming-of-age adventure will directly release on Disney Plus on June 18 without paying anything extra.
Shifting movies from theatres to Disney Plus won’t become trend in the time to come. We can say this as Disney is not planning to entirely ditch theatres. In fact, many other renowned and big banner films have been postponed for now, but will still premiere on big screen. Also Read: A Quiet Place Movie Release Date, Cast and Review
Some of them include “The King’s Man”(Dec. 22), “Death on the Nile” (Feb. 11, 2022), “Deep Water” (Jan. 14, 2022) and “Free Guy” (Aug. 13).
Kareem Daniel, who’s the head of Disney Media and Entertainment says, “reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences.” Also Read: Bella Thorne: There Are People Who Want to Get Girls Naked On Camera
He further says, “By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world, he said.
Due to the impairment of global theatrical market, especially after the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has decided to continue experiment with the release dates of movies in the time to come. This is what Bob Chapek (Disney’s CEO) believes. Also Read: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Postponed to May 2021 Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
You might remember the company had earlier shifted “Mulan” remake from theatres and released the film on Disney Plus with a premium fee. In spite of making the film released directly on Disney, the company didn’t bother to release viewership numbers in the real time.
Another reason why Disney is going reluctant to release films in theatres is because of theaters not being allowed to run with full capacity. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, theatres are allowed to reopen but are capped 25% (50 people per auditorium in New York and 100 people per auditorium in Los Angeles). Also Read: Scarlett Johansson Movies
Now, this will restrict sales and have a direct impact on the film’s profit. That’s the reason why big budget films are not being released in theatres with the present set of conditions. The overall cost of production of a Marvel film generally costs around $200 million alone.
This is not the first time Disney has postponed the release dates of many of its films. In fact, the company has done it before at the start of the pandemic. Earlier, the studio had released animated films like Last Dragon and Raya on theatres with a premium fee. Both these films had garnered a handsome collection at the box office (by looking at the pandemic standards). Also Read: Venom 2 Starring Tom Hardy Gets A New Release Date
As of now, Disney and other renowned studios in the US are not going to take any chances, especially in the mid of the pandemic. It’s execrated that more people would love to go to theatres to watch movies once they are properly vaccinated against the virus. n that sense, Paramount has shifted the release of upcoming film “A Quiet Place 2” from September to May 28.
Talking about the most awaited Hollywood film Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, the film entirely reminds the 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” This film has been postponed as many as 3 times since pandemic arrived. The film was originally scheduled for May 2020.
Black Widow is an action packed spy thriller starring Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow having no option but to confront the darker parts of her ledger after a dangerous conspiracy arises. Also Read: Zazie Beetz Looks Skeptical About Domino’s Return In ‘Deadpool 3’
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