Disney to debut the rest of the movies on its 2021 schedule in theaters only

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When is Shang Chi on Disney plus?

Disney+ has announced that Shang-Chi, a Marvel Cinematic Universe show about Kung Fu Master and Hero for Hire, will be streaming on the platform. theathenaforum.org[WATCH FREE] Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Online Movie Full HD For Free Download Official | The Athena Forum

When is Black Widow free on Disney plus?

Black Widow will be available to all Disney+ subscribers on October 6th, 2021 for no additional cost. Disney+ is the streaming home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. From new releases to your favorite classics and exclusive Originals, there's something for everyone, all ad free. disneyplus.comDisney+

Will Shang Chi be on Disney+ Plus for free?

And Shang-Chi is expected to stream on Disney Plus then at no added cost, largely because Disney Plus has never charged a fee for anything on its service except for a brand-new movie. Every other $30 Premier Access release has been a film available in theaters and on Disney Plus the same day. CNETMarvel's Shang-Chi still isn't streaming on Disney Plus

Updated 4:58 PM ET, Sun September 12, 2021

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Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theaters

Reuters 13 September, 2021 - 07:40pm

Disney backs theatrical releases for remaining 2021 films

FOX 8 Live WVUE 13 September, 2021 - 07:40pm

Marvel's ‘Eternals’ Will Debut Exclusively in Theaters

Thanks to the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals will be released exclusively to theaters and not Disney+.

So far, only Black Widow has been given a simultaneous theatrical-and-Disney+ release, with the Marvel outing made available through Premier Access, and it resulted in much controversy. Lead star Scarlett Johansson has since filed a lawsuit against Disney over loss of earnings caused by the release of the movie to their streaming platform, and states that "Disney intentionally induced Marvel's breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel. It's no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company's stock price - and that it's hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so."

The controversy does not stop there however, with Disney CEO Bob Chapek describing the exclusive theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings under the new 45-day window as an "experiment", a comment which was not met well by lead actor Simu Liu. Thankfully, and deservedly, the so-called experiment has paid off, and now it seems that the Eternals will follow Shang-Chi into the quasi-uncertainty of a more traditional release.

Eternals will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and picks up following the events of last year's comic book blockbuster event, Avengers: Endgame. Enter the Eternals, a species of immortal aliens from a distant planet who arrived on earth thousands of years ago and have been protecting humans since the dawn of time. Created by the Celestials, a race of powerful extra-terrestrial cosmic beings who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years, the Eternals must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Eternals is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao, with Patrick Burleigh also contributing to the screenplay. Starring an epic ensemble cast including Hollwood icon Angelina Jolie as the fierce Eternal warrior, Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, the tactical leader of the Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, an Eternal who can shoot cosmic energy projectiles from his hands, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, an Eternal with the gift of super-speed, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, who poses super-intelligence, Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh, the strongest Eternal, the movie should be far from lacking in standout performances.

Eternals is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 5, 2021, as part of Phase Four of the MCU, and it sounds like you'll need to leave your home and go the theater to see it. This news comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni's What I'm Hearing newsletter.

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Disney confirms when Eternals will land on Disney Plus

Techradar 13 September, 2021 - 07:40pm

Eternals will follow in Shang-Chi's footsteps

In an announcement posted to the Walt Disney Company's website, the studio confirmed that Eternals won't receive a day-and-date release in cinemas and on Disney Plus later this year.

Due to Shang-Chi's recent box office success, it had been expected that Disney would opt to solely release Eternals in theaters. Now, though, we have official confirmation that this will be the case, with Eternals getting a 45-day exclusive theatrical window following its November 5 release. That means Eternals won't arrive on Disney Plus until December 20 at the earliest.

As well as Eternals, Disney will give 45-day exclusive theatrical windows to the rest of its 2021 film slate. The Last Duel, Ron's Gone Wrong, West Side Story and The King's Man will also only arrive in cinemas following their subsequent launches.

“Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eight domestic releases of the year, we are excited to update our theatrical plans for the remainder of 2021,” Disney's Media and Entertainment Distribution Chairman Kareem Daniel said. 

“As confidence in moviegoing continues to improve, we look forward to entertaining audiences in theaters, while maintaining the flexibility to give our Disney Plus subscribers the gift of Encanto this holiday season.”

The news of Eternals' exclusive theatrical release isn't unexpected. After all, Marvel's most recent movie, Shang-Chi, recently passed $250 million at the global box office (per Variety).

As Daniel alluded to, the studio has enjoyed plenty of success outside of the MCU, too. Jungle Cruise, which arrived in late July, is $3.2 million shy of amassing $200 million globally (per Box Office Mojo), while Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy has landed $276.5 million since its August 13 launch.

Disney, then, seems confident that audiences are starting to return to theaters to catch the latest movie releases. The studio has five of the top 10 most successful box office films so far this year, including Black Widow, which currently holds the top spot with a worldwide taking of $372.7 million.

Black Widow's monetary haul, though, could have been higher. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scarlett Johansson-starring superhero flick received a simultaneous theatrical and Disney Plus Premier Access release when it arrived on July 2.

Johansson and box office analysts believe that the film's subsequent launch model resulted in its reduced takings, with the movie seeing a 67% drop in ticket sales (per Deadline) between its first and second weekends at the box office.

Johansson's team has since confirmed that they plan to sue Disney for breach of contract. Per the Wall Street Journal, the studio failed to make a counteroffer to the $100 million compensation package that the actor's representatives put forward, hence the lawsuit.

Despite rising cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant, it appears that Disney doesn't want a repeat scenario for the rest of its 2021 movie slate. Shang-Chi's box office success, too, has seemingly convinced the studio that a return to exclusive theatrical releases is the way forward.

So Eternals will follow in Shang-Chi's, and not Black Widow's, footsteps when it comes to its release. For a movie that's said to be one of the most cinematic in the MCU's history (Nomadland director Chloé Zhao helms it), Eternals needs to be seen on the big screen. And, in some respects, it appears that Disney agrees.

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New Marvel's Eternals Images Released

ComicBook.com 13 September, 2021 - 07:40pm

Eternals will follow in Shang-Chi's footsteps

In an announcement posted to the Walt Disney Company's website, the studio confirmed that Eternals won't receive a day-and-date release in cinemas and on Disney Plus later this year.

Due to Shang-Chi's recent box office success, it had been expected that Disney would opt to solely release Eternals in theaters. Now, though, we have official confirmation that this will be the case, with Eternals getting a 45-day exclusive theatrical window following its November 5 release. That means Eternals won't arrive on Disney Plus until December 20 at the earliest.

As well as Eternals, Disney will give 45-day exclusive theatrical windows to the rest of its 2021 film slate. The Last Duel, Ron's Gone Wrong, West Side Story and The King's Man will also only arrive in cinemas following their subsequent launches.

“Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eight domestic releases of the year, we are excited to update our theatrical plans for the remainder of 2021,” Disney's Media and Entertainment Distribution Chairman Kareem Daniel said. 

“As confidence in moviegoing continues to improve, we look forward to entertaining audiences in theaters, while maintaining the flexibility to give our Disney Plus subscribers the gift of Encanto this holiday season.”

The news of Eternals' exclusive theatrical release isn't unexpected. After all, Marvel's most recent movie, Shang-Chi, recently passed $250 million at the global box office (per Variety).

As Daniel alluded to, the studio has enjoyed plenty of success outside of the MCU, too. Jungle Cruise, which arrived in late July, is $3.2 million shy of amassing $200 million globally (per Box Office Mojo), while Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy has landed $276.5 million since its August 13 launch.

Disney, then, seems confident that audiences are starting to return to theaters to catch the latest movie releases. The studio has five of the top 10 most successful box office films so far this year, including Black Widow, which currently holds the top spot with a worldwide taking of $372.7 million.

Black Widow's monetary haul, though, could have been higher. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scarlett Johansson-starring superhero flick received a simultaneous theatrical and Disney Plus Premier Access release when it arrived on July 2.

Johansson and box office analysts believe that the film's subsequent launch model resulted in its reduced takings, with the movie seeing a 67% drop in ticket sales (per Deadline) between its first and second weekends at the box office.

Johansson's team has since confirmed that they plan to sue Disney for breach of contract. Per the Wall Street Journal, the studio failed to make a counteroffer to the $100 million compensation package that the actor's representatives put forward, hence the lawsuit.

Despite rising cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant, it appears that Disney doesn't want a repeat scenario for the rest of its 2021 movie slate. Shang-Chi's box office success, too, has seemingly convinced the studio that a return to exclusive theatrical releases is the way forward.

So Eternals will follow in Shang-Chi's, and not Black Widow's, footsteps when it comes to its release. For a movie that's said to be one of the most cinematic in the MCU's history (Nomadland director Chloé Zhao helms it), Eternals needs to be seen on the big screen. And, in some respects, it appears that Disney agrees.

Away from work, Tom can found checking out the latest video games, immersing himself in his favorite sporting pastime of football, and petting every dog he comes across in the outside world.

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Disney Switches All 2021 Films To Exclusive Theatrical Releases

GameRant 13 September, 2021 - 02:15pm

Disney announced the decision to release its remaining 2021 films exclusively in theaters with a 45-day window was made based on a number of conclusions, including the fact that more people have become comfortable attending movie theaters since the start of the pandemic. Legal complaints such as Johansson's come from a place of genuine concern since many people involved in making a movie are paid partially off its success at the box office. Black Widow earned a pandemic record high at the time of $80 million in theaters, but also earned right around the same amount on Disney Plus, offsetting the amount the cast and crew on the film would earn.

With the opening weekend box office successes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Free Guy, Disney feels confident that their decision will allow the remaining 2021 releases to also be successful. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made $71.4 million in its opening weekend, becoming the second most successful opening weekend out of those released theatrically during the pandemic. Free Guy, on the other hand, brought in $28.4 million during its premiere in August. Both of these films have a 45-day theatrical release window before they will become available to stream.

With the recent change from Disney, the question remains of how other streaming services such as HBO Max will address their upcoming theatrical releases. As of right now, HBO Max still plans a simultaneous streaming release for its remaining films of 2021. The pandemic affected nearly every industry but it changed theater-going and the making of films in ways that will most likely change how people watch movies in the future.

Many movie theaters were not able to survive the pandemic, making streaming sometimes the only option for people to watch films. The next year will become crucial for movie premieres, as HBO Max and other streaming services may be forced to reevaluate plans for 2022.

Source: The Walt Disney Company

Disney Switches All 2021 Films To Exclusive Theatrical Releases

Seeking Alpha 13 September, 2021 - 02:15pm

Disney announced the decision to release its remaining 2021 films exclusively in theaters with a 45-day window was made based on a number of conclusions, including the fact that more people have become comfortable attending movie theaters since the start of the pandemic. Legal complaints such as Johansson's come from a place of genuine concern since many people involved in making a movie are paid partially off its success at the box office. Black Widow earned a pandemic record high at the time of $80 million in theaters, but also earned right around the same amount on Disney Plus, offsetting the amount the cast and crew on the film would earn.

With the opening weekend box office successes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Free Guy, Disney feels confident that their decision will allow the remaining 2021 releases to also be successful. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made $71.4 million in its opening weekend, becoming the second most successful opening weekend out of those released theatrically during the pandemic. Free Guy, on the other hand, brought in $28.4 million during its premiere in August. Both of these films have a 45-day theatrical release window before they will become available to stream.

With the recent change from Disney, the question remains of how other streaming services such as HBO Max will address their upcoming theatrical releases. As of right now, HBO Max still plans a simultaneous streaming release for its remaining films of 2021. The pandemic affected nearly every industry but it changed theater-going and the making of films in ways that will most likely change how people watch movies in the future.

Many movie theaters were not able to survive the pandemic, making streaming sometimes the only option for people to watch films. The next year will become crucial for movie premieres, as HBO Max and other streaming services may be forced to reevaluate plans for 2022.

Source: The Walt Disney Company

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