‘Black Widow’: Marvel Reportedly Wants to Push Back the Entire Phase 4 Lineup Until 2021

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson was initially scheduled to hit theaters months in the past. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has put all the movie trade in an unprecedented scenario. Marvel introduced a November launch date with hopes that theaters will open again up and followers will return. Now, a brand new report claims Marvel is contemplating pushing again Phase Four till 2021.

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The solid of Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Marvel is ready to see the ‘Mulan’ numbers earlier than making a call about ‘Black Widow’

When Disney introduced that they have been skipping theaters utterly and releasing Mulan solely on Disney+, it didn’t go over effectively with the film chains. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been brutal for theaters throughout the nation. Disney taking away one of many greatest titles of the 12 months made the scenario even worse.

If Marvel chooses to go the identical route with Black Widow, they might see much more backlash from exhibitors. However, followers point out that they’d be proud of a premium, at-home choice.

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Even behind a paywall, Mulan has been the primary title on Disney+ since its launch. At the identical time, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has proven some indicators of life on the field workplace.

According to We Got This Covered, Disney indicated that Mulan wouldn’t have an effect on their plans for Black Widow. But now, a brand new report claims the execs are ready to see Mulan’s numbers earlier than making a closing determination in regards to the long-awaited Scarlett Johansson solo flick.

Could extra ‘premier access’ content material be headed to Disney+?

According to FilmWeb, Disney has repeatedly claimed that Mulan’s premiere on their streaming service was a one-off. But, with subscribers keen to pay $29.99 for entry to the movie, extra experiences are beginning to declare Disney is altering their tune.

This doesn’t imply that Black Widow will make its debut on Disney’s streaming service as a substitute of theaters. But, Mulan’s success does imply Disney is contemplating releasing extra titles beneath Premier Access.

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On the Disney+ assist care web site, the home of mouse has already confirmed that extra motion pictures are coming to the streaming service.

“For now we’ve got Mulan, however when time goes by, the Premier Access can be extra up to date,” a reside chat consultant shared.

At the identical time, main theater chains are beginning to reopen throughout North America. AMC has already opened roughly 100 theaters and supplied 15-cent motion pictures to encourage folks to return.

Marvel section Four is dependent upon ‘Black Widow’s’ launch date

According to CBR, IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond believes Marvel will change a few of its 2021 launch dates. He spoke with Deadline about the way forward for the film trade, and he admits the approaching months might be chaotic.

“Marvel has something like five films scheduled for next year,” he famous. “My guess is they’ll move some of that around, but that’s a lot.”

The launch schedule for 2021 contains The Eternals on February 12, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on May 7. There can also be the Marvel/Sony manufacturing of the untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel scheduled for December 17, 2021. As effectively as Sony’s Morbius on March 19 and Venom: Let There Be Carnage on June 25.

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However, all of those dates may change relying on how the pandemic performs out. If Marvel pushes again Black Widow for a theater-only launch in 2021, it might almost certainly push again each different Marvel launch. It would additionally affect Sony.

Black Widow is at present scheduled to be launched in theaters nationwide on November 6, 2020.

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