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Disney CEO wants traditional theatrical release for "Black Widow"

Writer: Heidi Hsia



15 Feb –Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently stated that the new Marvel entry, "Black Widow" will be released in cinemas despite several delays due to the pandemic.

Despite rumours that the Scarlett Johansson-starrer may be streaming on Disney+ due to the unchanging nature of the current situation, Chapek stated that the film will be receiving a traditional theatrical release in May this year. However, he is not ruling out anything just yet, saying, "I'm going to go back to the word flexibility... We are still intending it to be a theatrical release."

Anything can happen for the 'Black Widow'
Anything can happen for the 'Black Widow'

Sources believe that the studio will be announcing whether or not the May release date will be maintained in the next few weeks, seeing that the movie was not presented at this year's Super Bowl and has not released further advertising materials despite Chapek's statement.

It is noted that the movie will be revolving around Natasha Romanoff's life prior to her demise in the 2018's "Avengers: Endgame", and that the story will be set in the two years between "Captain America: Civil War" and "Captan America: Infinity War".

It will also introduce new characters significant in the Black Widow's life, including Red Guardian (David Harbour), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), and Melina (Rachel Weisz).

Johansson's Natasha and Pugh's Yelena in 'Black Widow
Johansson's Natasha and Pugh's Yelena in 'Black Widow'
Cinema Online, 15 February 2021

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