For a while now, due to COVID-19 and with so many big movies going to streaming services instead of a theatrical release, the assumption was that Black Widow would follow in this same path.
However, we just received the following news from comicbook.com.
Black Widow is reportedly keeping its May 2021 release date and will drop exclusively in theaters at that time. This is expected to be cemented on the Investor’s Day call on Thursday, according to a new report.
Following the decision by Warner Brothers to take all 17 of its 2021 releases and put them on HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers simultaneously to releasing the films in theaters, all eyes shifted to Disney as the uncertainty regarding theatrical exhibition and when consumers will safely be back in theaters. Now, it appears Marvel Studios is committing to the big screen experience.
“Some of Disney’s biggest movies will continue to receive exclusive runs in theaters before arriving on the company’s streaming services,” the New York Times reports. “For instance, contrary to widespread speculation, Black Widow, a much-anticipated Marvel spectacle, will remain on Disney’s theatrical release calendar for May 7, the people briefed on the presentation said.”