A report from Variety
says that Disney is planning on moving two big November releases soon. According to their sources, Disney is likely to delay the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow
, which is slated to release in theaters on November 6th. Films that have already been removed recently include Wonder Woman 1984, Candyman
, and Greenland
, which are either pushed back to the end of the year or will be scheduled for 2021.
The Black Widow news doesn't come as a shock, as we have been anticipating that to move for some time. The real kick in the pants is that Disney may take Pixar's newest animated movie Soul and place it on Disney Plus. With children's content moving to VOD or streaming like Trolls World Tour, Scoob!, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, Disney is probably thinking families still won't take their kids to theaters yet. Many theaters were probably hoping to have a big children's film like Soul arrive at their theaters, but that could possibly not happen this year if it goes to streaming.
Sadly, studios are going to remain hesitant to put out their big releases after seeing the performance that Tenet has had so far. Thankfully for theaters, Warner Bros took a risk in releasing the film and theaters have been able to have some success with their reopenings. But without New York and LA having their cinemas and consumers still hesitant due to COVID, studios are clearly finding it difficult to having their blockbusters be released right now.
If these release changes do happen, hopefully, they will be the last, and we start seeing more positive news over the horizon.