‘Black Widow’ was the company’s first and last film to be released in theaters and on Disney + simultaneously.
Black widow has recently been the focus of conversation due to the fact that premiere in theaters and on Disney + simultaneously, always with Premium access, and the subsequent demand of Scarlett Johansson for this reason. But the company decided that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiered exclusively in theaters.
Such has been his success at the box office, that Disney has decided to rely once again on this strategy with its next six films premiered in theaters exclusively for the first 30 days before appearing on Disney +.
Charm (November 24), Final duel (October 15), Ron is wrong (October 22), Eternals (November 5), the new version of West Side Story (December 10) and The King’s Man: The First Mission (December 22th) they have been the films chosen to be released exclusively in cinemas.
Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films, we are excited to update our plans for theaters for the remainder of 2021, ”explains Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution President Kareem Daniel. “As confidence in going to the movies continues to improve, we look forward to entertaining audiences in theaters, while maintaining the flexibility to give our Disney + subscribers the gift of Encanto this holiday season.
The news comes just at a time of debate about whether the films should be released in theaters and on streaming platforms at the same time, something that has been increased by the restrictions due to COVID-19.
WARNER BROS. WILL CONTINUE WITH ITS SIMULTANEOUS STRATEGY
Although Disney has taken a step back with its plans, Warner Bros. will continue to release the remaining films to be released in 2021 at the same time on HBO Max and in theaters. Remember that HBO Spain will change to be HBO Max on October 26. What does this mean?
HBO Max already has a date in Spain. This is Warner’s streaming platform
In its catalog there will be everything related to Warner Bros, HBO, DC and Cartoon Network, as well as the original MAX series, both American and international. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Tenet and Adult Swim series are just some audiovisual products that will be available on the streaming platform.