Godzilla wrote:Black Widow movie pushed back until May 2021. All other Disney movies also pushed back too. I guess Mulan didn't make too much money on Disney plus.
I'd pay £10 to watch Black Widow on Disney+ if they went down that route.
Probably wasn't the pricing that was the issue (although I think Mulan was £20?).
It wasn't reviewing well, it wasn't advertised that well, previous live action Disney remakes have lacked the heart and soul of the Disney Renaissance classics so people have had their fingers burnt already and what public recognition the movie did get was all "Disney filmed in Xinjang where China have locked up a million Muslims in concentration camps and praised the Chinese government" etc. Apparently it bombed in China too where it was out in cinema.
Also no songs and no Eddie Murphy as Mushu.
As a test case for cinema releases bypassing cinema and going straight to Disney+ then Black Widow is a far better test for Disney.
I saw something about Mulan being such a well known myth that's been performed in so many ways that no one in China gives a gooseberry fool. A bit like how no one in the UK gives a gooseberry fool about movies about King Arthur or Robin Hood. Lightning strikes every now and again with a particularly good take on the material, but Disney doing a western-friendly take on a done to death tale was of interest to no one in China.
Jenuall wrote:That will be the best part of 2 years without an MCU movie, looks like people got the break they were looking for even if it wasn't intentional!
I think it could be a blessing. It will help them avoid fatigue and when they kick back into action they can start building towards Xmen and Fantastic Four with nenewed interest.
The timing is perfect too, they hadn't really got going with the next phase.
Yeah I think it will work nicely in their favour. phase 4 felt like it was going to get off to a bit of a stuttering start but we could see them really firing it all out over 2021 and 2022 providing they are able to progress projects in the current situation