Disney shifts 'Black Widow' and doubles down on streaming
This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday overhauled its upcoming film release plans, postponing some of its biggest films and shifting Marvel's “Black Widow," among other titles, to Disney+ the same time they arrive in theaters. “Black Widow," once planned to debut in May 2020, had been set to kickoff the summer movie season on May 7. In December when announcing an ambitious array of streaming programming, the company suggested that Disney+ would regularly be home to Pixar, among other brands. Warner Bros. earlier set a release plan for 2021 that, like Disney will with “Black Widow,” gives viewers the choice of paying for a movie at home or on the big screen.
Disney to debut 'Black Widow,' 'Cruella' in theaters and on Disney+ as it shifts dates for several summer films
Disney made some major changes to its summer film slate on Tuesday. The studio announced that "Cruella" and "Black Widow" will each be released simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+ with premier access and that its Pixar film "Luca" will head straight to Disney+. "Cruella" will debut as planned on May 28, and "Black Widow," originally set for May 7, is now debuting July 9. "Luca," which was initially slated for theatrical release, will stream directly on Disney+ beginning June 18 as part of the traditional subscription. Other theatrical release date changes include:cnbc.com
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
Movie industry dealt devastating blow as 'Black Widow,' Marvel slate postponed
Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel's "Black Widow." On Wednesday, the company pushed back a number of its theatrical releases including Marvel blockbuster "Black Widow." Major movie theaters began to reopen in late August with "Unhinged" being the first new movie to play in these cinemas. That number pales in comparison to what a typical weekend tally looked like for the domestic box office in 2019. Marvel slate shake-upThe movement of "Black Widow" impacts Disney's entire slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows.cnbc.com
'Blast from the past': Some drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback amid coronavirus
Only 5% to 10% of drive-ins across the U.S. are able to operate through the coronavirus, but they are seeing new business. "Everyone is looking for a way to feel normal and this is a way of being safe," Thomas said. Landers' company survives off of bringing large groups of people together to watch movies outdoors. But UOE has since refocused on its mobile drive-in theater business, which has been intact for 12 years, utilizing its LED screens to allow movies to be watched at all times of the day. "So the drive-in is sort of a rebirth and a way for us to replace some of the income that we lost."cnbc.com
Scarlett Johansson Says 'Black Widow' Will Give Fans 'Closure' (Exclusive)
Scarlett Johansson is looking to give fans something they really want with her upcoming Black Widow film. The actress walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new film, Jojo Rabbit, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and she opened up to ET's Lauren Zima about how the standalone Black Widow movie will hopefully give audiences "closure" for her character. "I don't know if I can take it anymore without any closure," Johansson explained. However, the Black Widow movie is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and will explore the personal adventures and journey of Black Widow, a.k.a. While Black Widow won't be hitting theaters until May 1, 2020, Johansson will soon be gracing big screens around the country in director Taika Waititi's hotly anticipated anti-fascism World War II dramedy, Jojo Rabbit.
Everything We Know About Marvel's 'Black Widow'
The movie won't arrive in theaters until May 1, 2020, so until then, we've rounded up everything we know about Black Widow (so far). "That's what drew me to the story: She has so many secrets," Black Widow director Cate Shortland added. But isn't Black Widow dead? Meet the castIn addition to Johansson, Black Widow stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, David Harbour (Stranger Things), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar). #blackwidow#taskmaster@MarvelStudios#scarlettjohanssonpic.twitter.com/c4504e6BEu Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 21, 2019Behind the cameraShortland is helming Black Widow from a script by Jac Scaeffer.
Kevin Feige reveals thinking behind Marvel's Phase Four
We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don't expect." "We wanted to do our big ensemble like we did in Phase Two with 'Guardians,' and that's what 'Eternals is," said Feige. 3" and sequels to "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel." Diversity has clearly reverberated deeply with audiences embracing superheroes that look and feel like they do, with Captain Marvel and Black Panther as cases in point. "We love the story -- it's one of the best comic runs recently," said Feige.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' End-Credits Scenes, Explained
Major "Spider-Man: Far From Home" spoilers below. For Spider-Man: Far From Home, it was by deep diving into a meditation on grief and superherodom that deals with the fallout of Endgame while also remembering to have plenty of fun along the way. Now, how do you follow a movie like Far From Home? In the most immediate sense, that means end-credits scenes, which are largely used to tease what's to come in the MCU. The mid-credits sequence continues the final scene of the movie, with Spider-Man (Tom Holland) giving a thoroughly freaked out M.J. (Zendaya) her first swing through the city.