What Does 2021 Look Like For Walt Disney Studios?
What is in store for Black Widow and other Walt Disney Studios movies in 2021
Yes, it’s 2021. Yes, 2020 is over. However, there’s a whole lot about 2021 that looks familiar.
And that, my friends, includes a whole lot of movie theaters not showing a whole lot.
SO, where does that leave The Walt Disney Company? Well, it leaves us scratching our heads. However, one of the Hollywood trades, Variety, has a prediction.
“The Film Release-Date Shifts To Expect Next In 2021.”
Variety prefaces the piece thusly:
The 2020 domestic theatrical calendar couldn’t have been any more chaotic to track throughout the first year of the pandemic.
But just three weeks into 2021, the new year could prove just as challenging given the new calendar delays, shifts and removals alongside VOD and streaming pivots that have yet to slow down.
And they had plenty to say about Disney Studios.
Main points included:
- Disney’s main slate didn’t release a single title in theaters [in 2020]… after the early March release of “Onward” was cut short by nationwide theater closures.
- “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the first Disney title in 2021, will shake things up a bit in March… by giving it a day-and-date release in theaters and on streaming.
- The next film from the studio, “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” won’t be out for another seven weeks after, granting Disney time to figure out if other films should follow the same pattern [as Raya].
- As for “Black Widow,” expect the 2020 delay treatment should the theater situation not improve over the spring… before a last-ditch Disney+ release is more likely to occur.
Now, one other interesting note was that Variety believes Ron’s Gone Wrong and Pixar’s Lucka might just receive Soul-style holiday streaming debut.
So, what do you think? Will Black Widow debut in a theater or on a TV (or both).
Let us know in the comments.