- After Disney stuck to a theatrical release of “Black Widow” so far, suddenly nothing is set in stone.
- A mixed version with a VIP Disney + release and a US theatrical release seems possible.
- The problem for Disney is that the cinemas are still closed in many countries.
With the Marvel blockbuster “Black Widow
After Disney CEO Bob Chapek stuck to a theatrical release in May of this year just a few days ago, the head of the Disney group expressed himself differently for the first time: Whether “Black Widow” will be released in the cinema or as a stream on Disney + (or in a mixed version) is currently no longer certain. Chapek expects one “Last minute” decisionwhich will depend on the further development of the pandemic.
Will “Black Widow” still be streamed to Disney +?
Disney has so far stuck to a theatrical release of “Black Widow”, the Marvel-Blockbuster on a rumored budget of more than $ 200 million will take it to get into the black.
The cinemas in the most important US markets of Los Angeles and New York are now open again, but the problem is here There are cinema markets that – as in Germany – are still in lockdown in view of the increasing number of infections (via Deadline).
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“Black Widow” is of course considered global blockbuster designed and will not be profitable from the US market alone. At the same time, the in-house streaming service Disney+, which only recently broke the magic mark of 100 million subscribers worldwide, is becoming increasingly significant for Disney. “We’ll see what happens in the coming months. So much is changing, it’s a dynamic environment,” explained Disney CEO Chapek on the US business channel Bloomberg.
The most likely scenarios for the “Black Widow” release
If the Covid situation in Europe and other parts of the world does not improve noticeably in the coming months, there would either be another postponement of “Black Widow”, or the film will start in US cinemas and against you at the same time Surcharge to be available on Disney + – as last in the case of “Raya and the Last Dragon“happen.