By Stephen Ippolito | March 14th, 2021
During Disney’s annual shareholders call on Tuesday, CEO Bob Chapek said that the company still plans to release the Marvel Studios film Black Widow in theaters on May 7th.
Back in January, when there were questions about the vaccine rollout, it was reported that the studio was starting to consider releasing the film simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+. However, with the rollout improving and cities like New York and Los Angeles finally opening cinemas up, it now seems like the Phase 4 film will not be delayed again.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the 2009 blockbuster film Avatar would be getting a re-release in China. With the film only $7.82M away from Avengers: Endgame ($2,797B) at the all-time worldwide box-office, it was expected to reclaim the title as highest-grossing movie ever. Now it looks like it officially has.
Yesterday, Disney announced that the James Cameron directed film has earned $12.3M and is now the king of the box-office world ($2.802B) once again.
The first critics reactions to the Marvel Studios produced series Falcon and Winter Soldier have arrived. Yesterday the embargo was lifted for writers who were able to watch the first episode in advance.
So far the critics seem to like the series. I have seen more mixed reviews than WandaVision received, but overall it’s sounds like it’s a solid start. The notable issues I’ve seen from a couple of people is the show’s pace. It was expected that it was going to be fast pace with a lot more action sequences than WandaVision. However, through the first episode at least, it looks like it’s more slower than expected.
One of the breakout characters for Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ series WandaVision was Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness. The “nosy neighbor” turned out to be the real villain of the series, as it was revealed at the end of Episode 7 that she was a witch that was behind everything all along.
In the series finale after her defeat, Agatha was trapped in her own mind by Wanda. She was then forced to live powerless in Westview as “Agnes.”
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Hahn was asked what’s next for Harkness in the MCU.