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.

The “last-minute decision” could entail a delay, or a potential hybrid release with Disney+ Premier Access and a simultaneous theatrical release, as we’ve seen with Raya and the Last Dragon earlier this month.

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.

Would you like to see a hybrid release for Black Widow or other future Disney films? Or do you prefer a traditional theatrical release? Let us know your thoughts!

Source: Deadline