Movie theaters are making a comeback. Disney has confirmed that some of its late-summer movie premieres will hold a window of at least 45 days in theaters before Disney + adopts them for streaming. Among the first will be Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Five Rings and Free boy, which will be released strictly in theaters for at least 45 days. However, the number of days is flexible and Disney may decide to keep them in theaters longer if they do well. In contrast, upcoming Disney movies Cruella (May 28), Black widow(July 9), and Jungle cruise (July 30) will all have hybrid theater / Disney + releases, which means they will also be available to buy on Disney + for $ 29.99 on launch day. This news comes to us from deadline.com.
Free boy (August 13) and Shang-Chi(September 3) are the only Disney movies currently announced for the 45-day theatrical release plan. If Disney + continues to prove itself to be a viable movie release ship, it is possible that all future Disney films will follow this plan. On the other hand, if movie theaters regain full force, perhaps the launch plan is only temporary. We will keep you informed if something changes.
Other movie studios with similar plans for 2021 are Warner Bros. and Paramount. Warner Bros. famously and controversially decided to release its entire 2021 roster in theaters and on HBO Max on the same release day. Godzilla vs. Kong Y Mortal Kombat They were the first to follow this plan, and both did quite well at the box office, as well as scoring big numbers on the streaming service.
The company still plans to continue with current launch plans. Paramount is executing a similar plan to Disney’s by releasing its films in theaters for exactly 45 days before moving them directly to its new Paramount + streaming service. A quiet place II (May 21) will be his first major movie to test the release plan. It is interesting to see how different each of the major movie studios has been with their plans. So far, there are no wrong answers.
Free boy will star Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi. The film will follow a video game NPC (played by Ryan Reynolds) as he becomes self-aware and learns that he lives in a video game world. Ryan Reynolds has humorously argued that it may be his favorite movie he’s ever made, which is a pretty bold claim coming from the dead Pool star. It was originally supposed to be released in theaters last July, but was significantly delayed due to COVID-19. Free boy It will now be officially released on August 13 in theaters only.
Shang-Chi and the legend of the five rings will star Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina as Katy, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung as Wenwu (presumably the Mandarin). . Shang-Chi it will historically mark the first major superhero movie directed by an all-Asian cast. It was originally supposed to launch in February 2021, but Marvel Studios changed its release times after the pandemic. Shang-Chi and the legend of the five rings It will be officially released on September 3 in theaters only.
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