Black Widow could get another release date change.
These past few weeks were set to be big ones for the industry. On one end, you had Warner Bros. release a film in theaters. On the other, you had Disney release a major blockbuster through PVOD. We knew we should be keeping our eyes on the future releases to know whether or not these films were a success in their respective releases. The results have thus far been inconclusive, but we are seeing some indication of how things have gone.
Warner Bros. pushed Wonder Woman 1984 to the end of the year, indicating, at the very least, that they want to give Tenet more room to shine in theaters by itself. But what about Disney? Did Mulan perform as they’d hoped? Enough to add more to the Disney+ streaming docket instead of theaters? Again, things seem inconclusive, but there are some interesting developments.
Variety is reporting that their insiders are saying Disney will likely delay Black Widow. Currently, the film is slated for November 6, and there is no indication when they hope to push it. If true, this would seem to indicate that Mulan wasn’t enough of a game-changer for them to rush the Marvel Studios film onto Disney+. It would mean that streaming may very well not be the future we all hoped it was and that studios may be better inclined to wait for the pandemic to run its course.
Conversely, the outlet states that Disney is contemplating putting Soul on Disney+. However, they are quick to point out that a Disney insider refutes this claim. Personally, I would be surprised if this went straight to Disney+. While Soul may seem like a good fit for a direct-to-video release, we can’t forget that the Pixar movies aren’t cheap, and often have budgets to rival the big blockbusters. As such, it doesn’t surprise me that this claim has been refuted.
Then again, the one difference is that Soul is more of a family film than Black Widow, so there is a chance it could make it to the streamer.
All of this really goes on to show just how much studios are just figuring this out. There is no master plan, and every move is them taking a stab in the dark in hopes of hitting something. If the news regarding Black Widow is true, though, I don’t suspect we’ll see another major blockbuster release until summer of next year.
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