Bob Chapek Confirms Shang-Chi’s Cinema Exclusive Release


So, it seems as though all the drama with Scarlett Johansson has lead to Disney’s CEO having to confirm that Shang-Chi will get a cinema exclusive release.

This was confirmed by Deadline who reported that Chapek revealed this little bit of information during a recent call with investors.

Yes, so this call with Disney’s investors was an interesting one, and I will be doing some other articles on some of the things that Chapek said during that call.

One of the things he did reveal was that Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings will be getting a cinema exclusive release.

However, he also confirmed that this would only last for 45 days before the movie would be available to stream on Disney Plus.

Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

We think it’s actually going to be an interesting experiment for us, because it only has a 45 day window for us. Because of the practically of last-minute changes it wouldn’t be possible.

Shang-Chi will be released in cinemas first

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Credit: Marvel Studios

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What he didn’t confirm was whether Disney Plus subscribers would have to pay for the movie when it’s released on the platform.

I’m pretty sure that they will because Disney will want to make as much money as possible out of the film.

So, with that in mind, you can mark my words that Disney Plus subscribers will have to pay some sort of fee to watch the movie on the streaming platform.

I doubt it’ll be in the $30 mark, but I think it’ll be pretty close.

Also, I’m not sure if they’ll be able to call it ‘Premier Access’.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

He also added during the call that, “certainly when we planned we didn’t anticipate the resurgence of Covid”.

I’m hearing a lot of excuses at the minute from Disney…

What do you make of this news?

Are you looking forward to seeing Shang-Chi in cinemas?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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