What do you make of Disney's plans to have more upcoming films go straight to Disney+?
Other high-profile films to get a new release date include Marvel's The Eternals, which is set for February next year, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, aiming for May 2021, Doctor Strange 2 in November 2021, and Thor: Love And Thunder in February 2022. That film has now been pushed to February 12, 2021, and as a result, has shifted the entire slate of Marvel Phase Four movies back.
Disney has also shown new launch dates due to their other movies that have been influenced from the coronavirus pandemic. The other candidates pegged to bypass a theatrical release include, "The Personal History of David Copperfield", the upcoming horror "Antlers", and Amy Adams-starrer psychological thriller, "The Woman in the Window".
Jungle Cruise will be released worldwide on July 30, 2021.
Not only that, but we also heard last week that Black Widow was being seriously considered to be released in theaters directly at Disney Plus, even without a hit, as Mouse House is now said to be in dire need of money because its Launch is in bad shape due to the epidemic.
This means that Disney can either wait and find a theatrical release date, and just bite the bullet and put it out for sale on digital and then let it stream on HBO until the deal expires in 2022.
Strauss praised director Kenneth Branagh and the cast - led by newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the titular role - for bringing the beloved book to life. They had already announced some displeasure at Universal's move to also pull Trolls World Tour from theaters.
"It's great family entertainment that is the flawless addition to Disney+'s summer lineup", he noted. As of now, Disney is hoping things will be back to normal by the summer, since they've moved Mulan to July 24.
The release dates remain subject to change, with no confirmed reopening date given for cinemas.
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The movie was originally due for release in theaters for August 2019, before Disney chose to release it in May 2020.