Much Anticipated Black Widow To Release Despite Pandemic: Says Disney CEO

Disney’s new CEO recently revealed that MCU’s Black Widow will have a theatre release despite the pandemic.

After many Marvel films were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, fans were left upset and sad, but on the bright side, there is finally an update on a very popular and much anticipated MCU film. One of the most anticipated movies is Marvel’s Black Widow, and according to Bob Chapek, the new CEO of Disney, the movie will still be released in theatres, despite many other films moving to stream platforms.

He said, “We’ll be watching to see the reopening of theatres and consumer sentiment in terms of going back to the theatre”. Scarlett Johansson is set to reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, she is also joined by Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz. Black Widow takes place after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War in which she finds herself on the run from the law thanks to her aid to Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh
Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh

Johansson, who plays the role of Black Widow, spoke candidly about the feminist themes in the movie. “I think this film, in particular, is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,”

The movie is currently scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021. During the pandemic, Disney has made some bold moves to compensate for the closure of movie theatres. It took the decision of sending its big-budget live-action movie ‘Mulan’ to the streaming site. The studio also sent the animated feature ‘Soul’ to the streamer, while another movie ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ will be debuting simultaneously in theatres and on the streaming site.

“Some films we will take theatrically. And in some cases, we will take it directly to service. It’s really about flexibility. We’re going to steer our decision making over time given (the needs) of our subscriber base,” CEO Chapek said.

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