Disney CEO Bob Chapek Says “Black Widow” Release Will Be Last-Minute Decision, Hybrid Release Still Possible
When speaking to Bloomberg recently, Disney CEO Bob Chapek mentioned that the release of the upcoming Black Widow film will be a last-minute decision and he did not completely rule out the idea of a hybrid release.
When asked about further possible delays or hybrid releases for Disney movies in general, Chapek said,
Our situation and our conditions change. Just a few weeks ago, theaters in New York and Los Angeles weren’t even open. Now, all of a sudden they’re open, so we’re waiting to see how prospective theatergoers respond to these re-openings. We’re going to remain flexible.
Originally scheduled to release May 1st, 2020, Black Widow is currently scheduled for a theatrical-only release on May 7th, 2021 — but as we now know, this is still fluid and could change.
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