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Black Widow: Disney CEO insists movie hits theaters on May 7

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek has confirmed that Marvel’s Black Widow remains on the May 7 theatrical release schedule.According to Deadline, Chapek spoke about Black Widow’s exit at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, as he offered the latest update on the company’s plans for the Cate Shortland-directed title, which was originally due for release in May of last year. Speaking at the event, Chapek reaffirmed Disney and Marvel’s intentions for the theatrical rollout of the MCU film.

“As we have said, we believe it is important to empower the consumer and let them decide how they want to enjoy our films, especially when we are navigating the [COVID-19] pandemic, “Chapek explained.” We’re really excited about the full lineup of films we have in store. The next step is Black Widow, currently slated for theatrical release on May 7th. “Chapek previously spoke about the company’s commitment to release the Scarlett Johansson-directed film on the big screen, but he also recognized that the situation required continuous monitoring, with strategies being reassessed as needed. The company’s considerations would include the status of theater closures, as well as the public’s demand for the theatrical experience.

For some time now, there has been plenty of speculation as to whether Black Widow could debut on Disney +, with rumors gaining momentum soon after Disney began to change course with a number of its other releases in planned rooms. Mulan premiered on Disney + in September for a premium price of $ 29.99, while Pixar Soul skipped theaters and headed to streaming in December no additional cost.

Around the same time, a report surfaced on the company reflecting on Disney + premieres for some of his other tentpole family films. The most recent pivot saw Disney + release their new animated fantasy film, Raya and the Last Dragon, via Premier Access, costing subscribers $ 29.99 to stream. However, according to the report, Chapek made no mention of Raya’s financial success during the recent meeting.

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Every Coming Movie and TV Show

Black Widow’s May 7, 2021 release date is almost exactly one year after its initial May 1, 2020 release date. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first prompted Disney to push Black Widow to November 6, 2020. , before the company decides to postpone this date again. However, it was reported in March of last year, via an unnamed Marvel insider, that “pushing Black Widow doesn’t affect anything on the MCU timeline. “

Nonetheless, the postponement of Black Widow’s release has had a cascading effect for the rest of the MCU movies on the calendar, like all of them. other titles on the Marvel dock have changed. To learn more about the studio’s upcoming list of projects and releases, read our breakdown of the most important and notable developments in the MCU, on Disney + and in the Marvel comics this year.

Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.


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