A new report from Deadline says a theatrical release is still being eyed for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow instead of a streaming debut on Disney Plus.
As the pandemic continues to cause havoc for upcoming blockbuster releases from major studios, a new Deadline report says that Disney is still planning to debut Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in theaters once it’s safer to do so. Given that Tenet didn’t quite break the box office like Warner Bros. was hoping for alongside the lukewarm reaction to Mulan when it arrived on Disney Plus, it’s unsurprising that the company isn’t open to risking what would typically be a financially successful movie.
Deadline reported that a number of anonymous sources at the company revealed that the Scarlett Johansson movie is still aiming for a theatrical release at some point in the future. Although since the current situation is unpredictable, it’s unclear when that might be. An investor spoke out last month regarding Black Widow, saying that the company should release the Marvel Studios movie on Disney Plus so it can rival other streaming services like Netflix.
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Here is the official synopsis for Black Widow:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
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