However, CEO Bob Chapek told investors on Thursday that the company “is watching very carefully to see if that strategy needs to be revisited.”Marvel’s female superhero event pick Black Widow is still expected to bring it to the big screen instead of going straight for streaming.
“We’re still intending it to be a theatrical release,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Thursday during an investor call. “We’re going to look very carefully to see if that strategy needs to be revisited.”
Black Widow is scheduled to hit theaters on May 7. Chapek said the factors the company is monitoring include how many theaters are closed in the US, as well as viewers seeking a theatrical experience as the coronavirus epidemic continues.
Marvel’s parent company, Disney, is considered a staunch ally of the theatrical experience and has been reluctant to break the traditional window. At the same time, Marvel has other properties with Black Widow, which has been patiently sitting on the shelf since May 2020.
Disney is experimenting to release films under premiere + on Disney Access for an additional $ 29.99 for projects such as Multan and the upcoming Raya and Last Dragon, which premiered on March 6-and-date with a theatrical It will be the first film under Access Tier. Ongoing.
Meanwhile, Spirit was sent to Disney + on Christmas at no additional cost and helped drive strong membership numbers for the final days of 2020. The service now has 94.9 customers. Black Widow, starring as Scarlett Johansson’s name, was pushed to hit the big screen for the first time on November 6, 2020, ahead of its May date.
Other Marvel Studios’ films this year include Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (July 9), Atternals (November 5), and Sony co-production Spider-Man 3 (December 17).
In the meantime, Marvel currently airs Wandavision on Disney + and is slated for 10 more shows over the next few years with Jeremy Renner’s Hockey, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, and Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stein’s Falcon and Winter Soldier all slated by 2021 Have been done. The new hero Ms. Marvel is also expected to make his show debut this year.