Disney Stakeholder Wants Disney+ Release For Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Blackwidow’ Movie.

The Walt Disney Company is clearly in a tough spot considering all the circumstances they’ve been dealt in 2020. With multiple major blockbuster releases scheduled for this year, including Black Widow being originally scheduled for May 1, the worldwide pandemic threw a huge wrench into the studio’s massive movie plans.

In a new release from Variety via ComicBook.com, Walt Disney Company investor Dan Loeb is urging the movie mogul to move the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and other large tent-pole films to Disney+ in an effort to bypass their theatrical debuts. Loeb explained his theory of why the studio has shied away from adopting a stream-first strategy for their hit films, believing that the company’s major executives are hesitant about being too radical.

My understanding is that the old-line executives don’t want to go over the top with their big tentpole movies, which is why they announced they were pushing Black Widow and other movies to 2021. I don’t think they appreciate the tiger they have by the tail, which is to say the value they can drive by moving into a subscription model, which has been adopted by everyone from Microsoft to Amazon. It’s so value accretive.

Loeb continued by comparing Disney+ to other major streaming networks such as Netflix in addition to their success in building their customer base and their stream of new content:


Loeb continued by comparing Disney+ to other major streaming networks such as Netflix in addition to their success in building their customer base and their stream of new content:

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