"I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what's going on in regards to the Time's Up movement and the #MeToo movement. It would be such a miss if we didn't address that stuff, if this film didn't take that head-on. I think, particularly for Cate, it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course she is, it's obvious. It's kinda an asinine question." RELATED: Black Widow Faces Off Against Taskmaster in New Sneak Peek Image So, it sounds like Black Widow will be using its position as a rare female-led franchise movie to enrich the story itself, with director Cate Shortland realising the importance of addressing ongoing issues and thus deciding to fold these themes into the movie. … [Read more...] about Black Widow Tackles #MeToo and Time’s Up Movements Head-On Assures Scarlett Johansson
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Also, the overall weekend according to Comscore finaled at $54.7M, -46% from last weekend, and -60% from the same period a year ago (when Captain Marvel was roaring away). That revised number is down from where we saw the weekend box office on Sunday morning, which was at $55.3M. It’s now the lowest weekend at the box office in 20 years, the last low being the weekend of September 15-17, 2000 when all titles grossed $54.5M led by the Keanu Reeves crime pic The Watcher. … [Read more...] about Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?
There is a possibility we could see Wonder Woman 1984 going somewhere in November — yes, November. There are whispers, and Disney would not confirm today, that its Marvel movie Black Widow could move from its November 6 release date. If it does, Wonder Woman 1984 could land there, which would put it back in a first November weekend spot that at one point the studio wanted to own in 2019. There’s also the Wednesday before Thanksgiving open, though many believe it would be tentpole suicide if the Patty Jenkins-directed move comes anywhere near Black Widow and MGM’s James Bond movie No Time to Die (November 20) on the calendar, given the danger of cannibalizing audiences. There’s also loose talk out there that Disney/Pixar’s Soul could go to Disney+. … [Read more...] about ‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Exhibition Braces For Another Release Date Change During Pandemic Post-‘Tenet’
Disney explained that there were $4.9 billion in impairments of goodwill and intangible assets at its international channels, which underperfromed, and $94 million of restructuring costs. The former reflected the impacts of COVID-19 and of the ongoing shift of film and television distribution from licensing of linear channels to a direct-to-consumer business model on the international channel businesses. Disney has recently shuttered more than 20 channels in the APAC – outside India — and EMEA regions and is moving to a DTC model. … [Read more...] about Walt Disney Misses On Revenue As Theme Parks See $3.5 Billion Hit; Earnings Excluding Charges Beat Street; Media Networks, Studio Mixed
Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly, and Daniel Brühl. The series debuts on Disney+ in fall 2020. The Screen Forum brings us these quotes about the future of The MCU and The Winter Soldier. … [Read more...] about Bucky Still Has More to Do in the MCU After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier