Marvel commits to a theatrically exclusive release for Eternal. The latest Marvel Studios movie, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, broke all expectations and broke the Labor Day weekend box office record, beating F9 to become the second-highest-grossing opening weekend of the Covid-19 pandemic with a three-day total of $ 71 million. Despite the pandemic, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings managed to top the opening weekend releases of Thor, Captain America the First Avenger, and Ant Man.
The launch of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings It also carried a lot of expectations, as it was reported that the film’s box office success could determine how Marvel Studios chose to release. Eternal. Meanwhile the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, and Eternal director, Chloé Zhao, have expressed interest in Eternal opening in theaters, there was always the possibility that the movie could open on the day and date on Disney + Premier Access as Black widow. Given the legal issues with Scarlett Johansson surrounding the release of Black widow and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings being a bona fide blockbuster, it seemed like it was only a matter of time until Disney and Marvel made an announcement on Eternal.
According to The coat, Disney is committed to a theatrical release for Eternal. The combined success of Black widow and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings at the box office has given Disney the confidence to launch Eternal exclusively in theaters. The film will be released in theaters exclusively for 45 days before going to VOD. Kareem Daniel, President of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution issued a statement on Eternal and the rest of the Disney 2021 list that can be read below:
“Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films, which included five of the eight biggest national releases of the year, we are excited to update our theater plans for the remainder of 2021. As confidence in film continues to improve, We look forward to entertaining audiences in theaters, while maintaining the flexibility to give our Disney + subscribers the gift of ‘Charm’ this holiday season. “
Before Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings‘box office results, many studios were concerned about the success of their film with public fears of the delta variant of COVID-19. Paramount removed Clifford the big red dog of its release schedule and delayed another three films until 2022. Next Shang-chi box office numbers, many studios have a new sense of confidence when releasing movies in theaters. Sony promoted the launch of Poison: Let there be slaughter to the first week of October after having delayed the film until October 22 a week earlier. However, some studios are still embracing a hybrid release pattern, with the recent news that Universal will release Halloween deaths at Peacock and theaters day and date.
Eternal Keeping its release date of November 5, 2021 also helps solidify the year of MCU material that fans can look forward to. The public can still enjoy Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings in theaters before hitting VOD 45 days after its theatrical release. What if…? is in the middle of its execution and will end on October 6, 2021, just three weeks before Eternal hit theaters. Next Eternal will be the launch of Hawkeye on Disney + and then Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters on December 17, 2021. In addition WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Black widow, there has been a lot of Marvel to make up for the yearlong drought in 2020.
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Source: The Wrap
- Eternals (2021)Release Date: Nov 05, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: March 25, 2022
- Thor: love and thunder (2022)Release Date: May 06, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
- Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release Date: Nov 11, 2022
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
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