A Disney Investor Is Urging Disney To Release Black Widow On Disney Plus

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A Disney investor has come out and urged Disney to move the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow to Disney Plus rather than in cinemas.

Black Widow’s release date has already been pushed back twice now.

This is due to the fact that we are in the midst of a global pandemic.

Disney obviously still wants to see their big blockbusters comes to the big screen.

There’s much more money in releasing them in cinemas than bringing them to their streaming services.

That said, some people directly invested in Disney are thinking that they should just put these movies, such as Black Widow, out on Disney Plus.

Should Black Widow be released on Disney Plus?

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film's first trailer

Credit: Marvel Studios

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Here’s what Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager for Third Point with roughly a $1 billion stake in Disney, had to say about possibly moving Black Widow’s release to Disney Plus (via Variety):

“What Netflix has is this immense subscriber base that allows it to invest in an enormous amount of content and amortize that to get more subscribers,” Loeb said.

“Disney isn’t there yet, but they need to get there as quickly as possible. If they don’t get critical mass in their subscriber base, they will be permanently disadvantaged versus Netflix.”

His whole idea is that it would attract new customers and retain old ones.

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    Black Widow
    Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Set after Captain America: Civil War (2016), the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past.
    Development of a Black Widow film began in April 2004 by Lionsgate, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. The project did not move forward and the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006. Johansson was cast in the role for several MCU films beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010). Marvel and Johansson expressed interest in a solo film several times over the following years, before Schaeffer and Shortland were hired in 2018. Benson joined in early 2019, with Pearson added later. Filming took place from May to October, in Norway, Budapest, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom, and in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.
    Black Widow is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 7, 2021, as the first film in Phase Four of the MCU. Its release was delayed twice from an original May 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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