Marvel’s Kevin Feige reportedly opposed to hybrid release for Black Widow as Disney monitors situation


It’s already been delayed twice, and with its present launch date creeping up quick and lots of elements of the world nonetheless in shutdown, there’s mounting hypothesis as as to whether we’ll lastly get to see Marvel Studios’ Black Widow this Could.

Again in January, stories started circulating that Disney was contemplating a hybrid theatrical and streaming launch for the Scarlett Johansson-led superhero blockbuster, just like Warner Bros.’ complete 2021 slate debuting on HBO Max – save for the small matter of a premium Premier Entry price.

The Mouse Home denied these stories on the time, and now Disney CEO Bob Chapek has reaffirmed that Black Widow is being focused for the large display, for now not less than:

“We’re nonetheless intending for it to be a theatrical launch,” stated Chapek (by way of THR). “We’re going to be watching very fastidiously to see whether or not that technique must be revisited.”


In the meantime, a report over at Selection states that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is “against a hybrid rollout” and that his “opinion actually carries appreciable weight at Disney”, which is unsurprisingly given the field workplace juggernaut he’s crafted for the studio with the MCU. Nonetheless, because the commerce’s supply goes on to state, “that doesn’t imply the powers that be can’t finally persuade Feige to vary his thoughts – or overrule him utterly.”

Disney goes to should decide on Black Widow quickly, and any additional delay can also be more likely to impression not less than a few of the Part 4 slate such because the Hawkeye sequence, which sees Florence Pugh reprising her Black Widow function as Yelena Belova.

SEE ALSO: Marvel Studios’ Part 4 plan stays the identical regardless of delays and re-ordering

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In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker elements of her ledger when a harmful conspiracy with ties to her previous arises. Pursued by a power that can cease at nothing to carry her down, Natasha should cope with her historical past as a spy and the damaged relationships left in her wake lengthy earlier than she turned an Avenger.

Black Widow is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) and sees Scarlett Johansson reprising her function as Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh (Preventing With My Household) as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Story) as Mason, David Harbour (Stranger Issues) as Alexei Shostakov/Purple Guardian, Rachel Weisz (The Favorite) as Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden, Ray Winstone (Horny Beast) as Dreykov and Olivier Richters (The King’s Man) in an as-yet-unrevealed function.



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