Black Widow and Cruella headed to the big screen AND Disney+… as release dates for numerous films are pushed back
Disney has announced changes and postponements to numerous upcoming films, including Black Widow and Cruella.
Both of the films will now be headed for the big screen and Disney+ on their respective premiere dates, according to Variety.
Black Widow, which stars Scarlett Johansson, was initially scheduled to premiere on May 7, but has been postponed to July 9.
Cruella, starring Emma Stone, will still premiere on it’s original premiere date of May 28, but will now also be available on the streaming platform.
Coming soon: Black Widow and Cruella will both be premiering on the big screen and Disney+
New change: Black Widow, which stars Scarlett Johansson, was initially scheduled to premiere on July 9, but has been pushed back to May 7, according to Variety
The titles are just two of seven that Disney has altered plans to in light of the pandemic.
Free Guy has been postponed to August 13, The King’s Man to December 22, Deep Water to January 14, 2022, and Death on the Nile on February 11, 2022. All of these films will be available only in theaters.
Now that Black Widow has been pushed back, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been pushed back from it’s original July premiere date to September 3.
That film will appear in theaters.
Shifting: The titles are just two of seven that Disney has altered plans to in light of the pandemic
Not appearing in theaters, however, is the Pixar film Luca, which will instead be available on Disney+ on June 18.
The chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment distribution, Kareem Daniel, explained that the move ‘reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,’ according to Variety.
‘By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world.’
Changes: The titles are just two of seven that Disney has altered plans to in light of the pandemic