Black Widow will remain a theatrical exclusive, despite industry shifts

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Disney is moving several titles to Disney Plus, either for free or as part of its Premier Access window — but Black Widow isn’t one of them.

The film was rumored to have a simultaneous release, like Warner Bros. is doing with its 2021 movies on HBO Max, but Disney executives shut down those rumors today during a streaming event. Black Widow is still slated for May 7th, 2021 (a release date that came after multiple delays this year). The May 7th date pushed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to July 9th, 2021. Meanwhile, The Eternals moved to November 5th, 2021.

It’s important to note that Disney is making crucial decisions on which films the company’s executives think can pull off box office wins and what games can be moved. B…

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