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Welcome to Scarlett Johansson Fan, your online resource dedicated to the two time Oscar Nominated actress Scarlett Johansson. You may know Scarlett from her Oscar nominated roles in "JoJo Rabbit", "Marriage Story" and her 10 years as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" and her own movie coming out in May "Black Widow". It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Scarlett's career. We hope you enjoy your stay!
April 03, 2021  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates

After close to a year with no new footage from Black Widow Marvel has at long last released a new Trailer for the new date July 09th and it comes with lot’s of new content and we got to see little Nat at last as well. I can not wait to see this movie at long long LONGGGGGG last.

March 30, 2021  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Interviews

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Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh both came down with pneumonia, but pushed through filming on set of Black Widow. The latest Marvel movie is scheduled for release later this year, starring Scarlett, 36, back in action as her Avengers character Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow and Florence, 25, as Yelena Belova – who is like a sister-figure to Natasha. Production wrapped on the film last year, with filming taking place in London, Norway, Morocco, Atlanta and Budapest, but the movie’s director Cate Shortland has now revealed that Black Widow’s leading stars both fell ill. Scarlett and Florence came down with pneumonia on set but pushed through with filming despite being unwell.

‘It was like being in the army,’ filmmaker Cate told The Gentlewoman, as she touched on the intense schedule production brought with it. Cate also opened up about what it was like to work with Scarlett and how the actress had pushed her to create a standalone Black Widow film that meant something.

‘She’s completely unpretentious,’ Cate said of Scarlett. ‘And that makes her really fun to be around. She’ll be joking with the best boy or the runner, there’s no hierarchy. She appreciates people and makes people feel appreciated.’ Cate continued: ‘[Scarlett] really pushed to make something that wasn’t flimsy or superficial. She wanted to make something that meant a lot to young people and to women. ‘She knew it was possibly her last film as Black Widow – she didn’t want to leave Marvel making a feel-good movie.’

Black Widow will pick up from the event of Captain America: Civil War and will follow Scarlett’s character Natasha as she confronts her past and broken relationships she left behind to become an Avenger. The movie also stars Stranger Things actor David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and will see Robert Downey Jr feature as Tony Stark. Since last year, Black Widow has faced multiple pushbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Disney now announcing that its release date has been scheduled for July 2021.

March 27, 2021  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Interviews

W Magazine – Scarlett Johansson’s 30-year career is a testament to the fact that she has the range. But recent years have brought plenty of criticism that the 36-year-old can go too far—though, as Johansson again made clear in a new interview with the Gentlewoman, she has no regrets. It all started with Ghost in the Shell, a 2017 manga series that arguably should have starred a Japanese actor. (Johansson defended her decision, asserting she “would never want to feel like [she] was playing a character that was offensive.”) The outcry over Johansson’s next role, as a transgender massage parlor owner, was even more extreme, to the point that Johansson eventually stepped away from the film—but not before defending herself first.

“You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” she infamously told the magazine As If. And, unlike stars such as Timothée Chalamet and Kate Winslet, she’s staunchly stood by Woody Allen. “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” she told the Hollywood Reporter in 2019, referring to the well-documented allegations of his sexual misconduct. “It’s hard because it’s a time where people are very fired up, and understandably.”

At this point, one has to wonder if Johansson is actually drawn to controversy. And according to her interview with the Gentlewoman, the answer is yes. “Yeah, I’ve made a career out of it,” she said. “I’m going to have opinions about things, because that’s just who I am.” At the same time, she continued, “I mean, everyone has a hard time admitting when they’re wrong about stuff, and for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing. To have the experience of, Wow, I was really off mark there, or I wasn’t looking at the big picture, or I was inconsiderate. I’m also a person.”

“I can be reactive,” Johansson continued. “I can be impatient. That doesn’t mix that great with self-awareness.” Hence why she’s been trying to learn how to recognize “when it’s not your turn to speak.”

Still, Johansson doesn’t really sweat it. “I don’t think actors have obligations to have a public role in society,” she said. “Some people want to, but the idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor. Your job is to reflect our experience to ourselves; your job is to be a mirror for an audience, to be able to have an empathetic experience through art.” Her goal is for the audience to “see pieces of themselves, or are able to connect with themselves through this experience of watching this performance or story or interaction between actors or whatever it is.” And “that,” she asserted, is her job. “The other stuff is not.”

March 23, 2021  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Movies

Black Widow has been moved again this time to July 9th but now it will be both in cinemas and Disney+.

LA Times – The Walt Disney Co. has set a new opening date — July 9 — for its much-anticipated Marvel Studios film “Black Widow.” The feature will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ for an additional fee, the company said Tuesday.

Disney’s “Cruella” will be released May 28, also in theaters and through the Disney+ Premier Access strategy, which charges a $30 fee for new movies. Pixar’s “Luca” will go directly to Disney+ on June 18 for no additional charge.

The decision has been the subject of will-they-won’t-they speculation in Hollywood as theaters reopen in major cities in hopes that the return of blockbusters will draw filmgoers back to the big screen. Movie houses in the greater Los Angeles area reopened last week, following the return of cinemas in New York City.

Theater companies were hoping Disney would stick with its previously planned May 7 release date for “Black Widow.” The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has boosted optimism among some analysts that audiences will start to come back to theaters when there are major Hollywood movies to see.

But continued concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and capacity limitations on theaters are still giving studios pause when it comes to their largest productions. Blockbusters depend on wide theatrical releases to become profitable.

“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement. “By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world.”

With an estimated budget of more than $200 million, “Black Widow” certainly qualifies as a big Hollywood movie. Though films such as “Tom & Jerry” and “The Marksman” have come out during the COVID-19 pandemic, , most big-budget films have been pushed back.

The release date for the Scarlett Johansson superhero spy thriller has been delayed by roughly a year because of the pandemic, which kept indoor theaters closed for the bulk of the last 12 months. Its most recent postponement was in September, when Disney moved it to May 7 from Nov. 6 amid continued concerns about the coronavirus’ spread.

Disney’s announcement comes just after the British movie theater company Cineworld said that Regal Cinemas — the second largest U.S. chain — will reopen its doors starting in early April. The phased reopening begins with “a limited number of cinemas” opening for Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” on April 2 and will expand with “Mortal Kombat” on April 16. Both movies go to HBO Max the same day they hit theaters.

Cineworld also said Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Warner Bros. that will return the Burbank-based studio to the model of exclusive windows for theaters in 2022. Starting next year, Warner Bros. will release movies in theaters for 45 days before they can be released to the home through premium rentals.

The standard theatrical widow for new movies before the pandemic averaged about 90 days; attempts to close that gap were long resisted by theaters. But pandemic closures accelerated studios’ attempts to experiment with different models.

Universal previously reached similar agreements with AMC Theatres and Cinemark, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 chains, respectively. Under the deals, Universal movies can go to premium video on demand after 17 days. With Cinemark, the window lengthens to 31 days for movies that gross more than $50 million in an opening weekend.

Disney has pursued a three-pronged approach to releasing movies during the public health crisis. The entertainment giant sent “Hamilton” and “Soul” straight to Disney+ while theaters were hobbled. With “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the company put the films on Disney+ through its Premier Access strategy. For other big movies, Disney has chosen to push back opening dates until a theatrical release is more likely to succeed.

March 19, 2021  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates, Interviews

Black Widow promo is starting again and Scarlett at last has her first magazine cover and photoshoot of the year with The Gentlewoman Magazine – Spring 2021. It’s a amazing photoshoot and how good does she look with long hair like this and a very good interview as well. You can pre-order the magazine HERE for £8 + Shipping but please note shipping is a lot right now. You can view the photos in the gallery and read some of the interview below, please click the link to read the full one.

The Gentle Woman – Back in the leather catsuit for the eighth time in May, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson’s sassy Marvel character, has her own film at last. Over 30 years in show business, the 36-year-old actor has soared steadily from indie darling to box office draw, and she now has the powers to cast a woman in the director’s chair. It’s Scarlett’s fanatical commitment to outlandish parts that keeps fans coming back for more. And with her own production company, she’s free to make work as rich and as challenging as she is herself.

Hanging behind Scarlett Johansson, who’s at home in New York, is a painting by the artist Lois Dodd, once described as the most famous painter of windows in America. It’s a huge canvas, dominated by a deep purple dusk and a large clapboard house, one celebrated window lit up yellow, looming above Scarlett’s head like an idea. “I was thinking maybe I could frame it so it looks like I’m in the painting,” she says. It’s one of those mid-Zoom thoughts you have as you see yourself, yet again, pinned in the corner of a screen.

Over the past year and its many Zooms, with the surplus of events on one hand and the lack of happening on the other, Scarlett has learned a few things about herself. “Well, I’ve never spent this much time off. Ever. In my entire life.” She widens her eyes behind thick black-framed glasses. “I’ve been working for almost 30 years!”

She’s 36.
“It’s crazy,” she says. “It’s insane. I have a really long white beard that I shaved off just before this.”
You could retire, I suggest.
“It’s not even early retirement,” she says, a little rueful.

From child acting – off-Broadway as a kid, Manny & Lo at 12, The Horse Whisperer at 14 – her career has grown exponentially and irrepressibly, indie to Marvel. She’s not the kind of actor who, having hit the superhero jackpot, slides lazily into a plateau, making one film a year playing an approximation of herself. Instead, she’s somehow retained the status of a character actor with blockbuster effect. Or, as Sofia Coppola, who directed her in Lost in Translation, the film that catapulted her career into the big leagues back in 2003, put it over email, “She’s proven that she can be a bombshell and also a respected actress with depth and strength.”

Over her years enmeshed in the Marvel universe, Scarlett has revealed a mastery of hand-to-hand stunt combat, but she’s also given her character, Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, mystery and humour. “What’s really great about her as an actor is she can’t do fake,” says Cate Shortland, the director of Black Widow, Scarlett’s first stand-alone Marvel film, due to be released in May. “There’s no BS; she has to believe it.” Rachel Weisz, her co-star, agrees. “She is extremely talented and hard-working and passionate about her role. She’s a straight shooter, very focused and clear about the story she is telling.”

In return, the Marvel machine has given Scarlett incomprehensible wealth and genuine power. She was the highest-grossing female actor in Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 and now has the heft of a mogul: she can get movies made and hand-pick her directors. (Of the 49 women directors considered for Black Widow, the under-the-radar Cate Shortland made the last three and was then chosen after conversations with Marvel producers and Scarlett, who had liked her previous film, Lore. “It was about that connection,” Shortland says now.)

Though Marvel tends to dominate the landscape, it’s Scarlett’s other roles that reveal her particular elasticity as an actor. She can stretch from a strangely loveable disembodied voice (Her) to a haunting alien killer (Under the Skin), from a synchronised-swimming 1950s movie star (Hail, Caesar!) to a devastated divorcing actor (Marriage Story). She seeks characters that derail preconceptions – particularly those related to her beauty, the kind that has bamboozled male journalists for decades – and brings to them an alchemy of fanatical commitment, off-kilter wit and a sardonic intelligence that often reveals itself in perfect, ironic opposition to the wide-eyed, credulous expression on her face. Over email, the director Noah Baumbach, who wrote the part of Nicole in Marriage Story specifically for Scarlett, recalled moments in the film “where nothing is spoken and her face says everything. It’s that thing when the internal becomes external. And a close-up can be the greatest shot imaginable.”

December 22, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates

A new movie still from Scarlett’s upcoming solo movie Black Widow has just been released, It looks like Nat is not having a good time in the still and I so want to see what this is all about and right now we are still on track from a May 07th, 2021 date in cinema so here is hoping we will get to see it next year now.

November 16, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates

At long long long last and a lot of work on my part to get this my copy of Black Widow Official Movie Special Book has come thank god. In it are a lot of new stills and on set photos of Scarlett as well as a long new interview that when I get more time I will post on here but till that time I have taken all the photos of Scarlett in the book and added them into the gallery for you all to see and the movie looks more amazing now.

November 15, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates, Magazines

As well as being on the Marie Claire – Winter 2020 cover Scarlett is on the Marie Claire (Australia) – December 2020 cover with new interview but old photos. I have added in the full digital scans to the gallery and you can read the interview below.

Marie Claire – It’s now common cliché to say 2020 has been a bit shit.

But it’s been even more frustrating for people like Scarlett Johansson. Johansson has been working on her upcoming Marvel epic, Black Widow, since 2010 and was gearing up for the long-awaited release this year only for everything to be derailed by the pandemic. We’ve all had plans canned this year, but to have a project that had already been ten years in the making put on hold – again? That’s next level shit.

And in an exclusive chat for marie claire’s December issue (out now), the actor reveals it’s been hard year all-round. “It’s such an uncertain time and there’s a lot of ups and downs – and anxiety – that comes with that,” she said, speaking to Alley Pascoe from her home in New York. “Like so many people, my life came to a screeching halt. It’s been very challenging.”

Disappointment aside, the actor – who recently got married to comedian and SNL cast member Colin Jost – says she has no regrets. “To me, they feel like a waste of time. That doesn’t mean I don’t wish I had acted differently at times, or knew then what I know now, but that’s different than having regret. I try to make active choices and look back with understanding. Regret keeps you stuck in a place as opposed to taking responsibility, understanding and moving on.”

Johansson serves as executive producer on Black Widow in addition to her starring role as Natasha Romanoff, and says one of the highlights was getting to work with Australian director Cate Shortland. “I’m an enormous fan of Cate’s,” Johansson said. “I felt so thankful every single day that we were working together on this. I was relieved to be in her capable hands, because obviously it was hard – after 10 years in the making – to try to imagine who the person would be to have the vision for this movie. Cate was the single person I could think of.”

Despite the film being a about women, having a woman director and comprising a strong cast of women in Johansson and her co-stars Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz, Johansson confesses the set wasn’t quite the sisterhood you might imagine, noting the near all-male crew. “Cate would talk about it all the time! She was like, ‘Where’s all the ladies on this thing?’” she said. “Because of circumstance, like where we were shooting [Norway, Budapest, Morocco and England], the set was male, which is not uncommon, unfortunately. Things are changing now, but it’s still very imbalanced a lot of the time. [But] our core cast and our director were a tight-knit group of strong women.”

Ultimately, though, she’s proud to be leading a new guard of complex, powerful superheroes creating a new world of possibilities for young women, including her six-year-old daughter, Rose. “When I was growing up there were no female superheroes,” she explained. “The superhero genre has completely opened up in the past decade. It’s wonderful to see your kids empowered and inspired by role models that are more than you could’ve imagined for yourself. These characters are pushing boundaries and making things seem possible that were not possible when I was a kid.”

She added, “It’s progressive – and fun! My daughter’s so small, so she’s peripherally aware, but I think it has even more impact as children get a little bit older. If you asked [Rose] who would win a fight between Black Widow and Captain America, she would definitely say Black Widow, which is super cool [laughs]. She’s probably partial!”

November 15, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates, Magazines

The digital scans for Scarlett’s new magazine cover for Marie Claire – Winter 2020 with her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh have now been added in to the gallery for you all. There were no new photos but the interview is a great read and I hope to one day get the photoshoot for this for the site.

October 30, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates, Interviews, Magazines

Scarlett and Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh are on the cover of Marie Claire – Winter 2020 with a all new amazing photoshoot and interview. I have added in the magazine cover and first set of outtakes from the shoot to the galley. I hope to have the digital scans soon and here is hoping more outtakes.

Marie Claire – The Call Once upon a weekday (or weekend, because what’s time anymore?), there was Scarlett Johansson, sipping, sipping, a margarita.

All good so far, eh? But, alas, like most things in 2020, it just went bad from there.

A call interrupted her cocktail hour. The word: The release of Black Widow, the sure-shot blockbuster starring Johansson and the magnetic Marvel newcomer Florence Pugh and directed by Cate Shortland—three power women collaborating on a power-women film, asserting their ascendance—was being delayed. It was deflating news, Johansson recalls, though not out of the blue.

Another margarita, you say? Yes, please, and thank you.

“I’d been talking to Kevin Feige”—the president of Marvel Studios—“about it, and our fellow producers, just trying to understand what the landscape was,” says Johansson, 36, with a little resignation now in that unmistakable voice but a little pragmatism too. “We’re all eager to get the movie out, but more important than anything, everybody wants the experience to feel safe, to have people be able to really feel confident about sitting in an enclosed theater.”

We’re on a conference call, because that’s what you do these days—no lunch. That or Zoom, which we did a few weeks ago. Pugh, 24, is with us on the line. Also resigned, also pragmatic. She had just flown from London back to L.A., where she lives, when she got the call.

“I think I probably had a hunch,” she says. “It seemed to me all the fun of summer, and everybody being outside and finally having some relaxed rules, caught up with everyone, obviously, because of the virus. I’m sad that people don’t get to watch it for another half year, but I wasn’t majorly upset because it’s important to look after people right now.”

What they’re saying is, the postponement of a superhero film isn’t the apocalypse. Not this abysmal year nor any other. But ain’t it the pits? Who wouldn’t want to be sitting in a darkened theater right now, loaded with a bucket of fake-buttered popcorn, big soda, sinking into a seat as heart-thumping Marvel action unfolds on the screen?

And this, of all movies—one with strong female characters, strong female actors, a strong female director. A movie that’s both fun and important. So what happens now?

The Movie

We first chatted over computer screens. Pugh, after many months grounded by COVID-19, had traveled to London and Zoomed from her office, a dimly lit room with framed art hung high on the walls and opened boxes for a Casio key-board and stand—check her YouTube for her acoustic-guitar performances as Flossie Rose—perched on a cabinet.

Johansson was a few minutes late, on account of picking up her daughter from a rained-out day camp, and joined the call from her New York home. It was evening in London, and Pugh, who wore a white T-shirt that read “Love” and several thin necklaces, had poured herself a generous glass of red wine.

When Scarlett appeared on the call, Pugh yelped, “Oh my goodness, there she is!”

Johansson, dressed in athleisure and fresh faced, smiled back. And for a few minutes, the two stars—one of whom’s $56 million salary last year reportedly made her the highest paid actress in the world—seemed no more than two good friends catching up. They teased each other about their choice of Zoom settings. Johansson chose her bedroom and was backdropped by a tufted suede headboard and wallpaper patterned with birds and leaves.

“I like to switch up. Keep people guessing. Make it look like I’ve gone somewhere,” she said. “When I’ve gone nowhere, obviously.”

To Read The Rest Of The Interview Click On The Link Up Top.

September 25, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow

To go with what should have been the lead up to Black Widow Barbie have announced two limited edition Black Widow barbie’s one in the white suite and one in the Black suite. The white suite barbie is a barbie.com exclusive only and the black one I have found on Amazone.com so I would guess you can get it more places both are the same price at $50 each and you can get the white one Here and black one Here.

Barbie® Signature is thrilled to bring you the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll, wearing a true-to-movie costume packed with authentic details.

“It was so exciting to bring the character of Black Widow to life for her upcoming 2020 solo movie,” said designer Bill Greening. “The doll really captures the likeness of the hero and the details of the Black Widow costume. I hope both Barbie fans and Marvel fans alike enjoy this iconic doll from Barbie Signature.”

Fan-favorite agent-turned-hero Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, is as lethal as she is striking. At a young age, Natasha was recruited to train within the Red Room and emerged as the Black Widow. Armed with dual batons and her electric Widow’s Bite bracelets, Black Widow combines acrobatics with her expertise in various martial arts – including karate, kung fu, and judo – to accomplish her mission.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll reflects the unwavering bravery and unstoppable determination Black Widow uses in her fight to protect the world. Sculpted to the likeness of the character and featuring sleek, fiery red hair, our doll arrives in specially designed packaging. She wears a film-inspired costume – her signature white bodysuit – complete with armored shoulders and knee-high boots. This version is a Platinum Label® doll, and will only be available at Barbie® Signature!

For additional authentic details, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll is armed with her unique weapons, including her Widow’s Bite bracelets and dual batons. A utility belt bearing the formidable red hourglass icon is the finishing touch. Shipped with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity, she’s the perfect gift for Marvel and Barbie® fans!

Her vast fighting skills are as deadly as the bite of a Black Widow spider, and thanks to the articulation in her arms and legs, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll is perfectly suited for powerful poses and dynamic displays, too. Now that Barbie® has captured the mystery of this hero, it’s time for YOU to take action! Don’t wait any longer – click over to the online shop now to get the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll.

September 25, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow

Well this year keeps getting more and more crap with each day but with all that is going on in the world Marvel made the call to push Black Widow from the November date to May next year, And I am pissed about it but the good news part is we should get a press tour and all that I hope.

theverge – In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.

Black Widow will now open on May 7th, 2021 — more than one year after it was originally scheduled to be released. Like with other Marvel delays, Black Widow’s new date pushes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings back from its May 7th, 2021 release date to July 9th, 2021. The Eternals, which was supposed to follow Black Widow is moving from February 12th, 2021 to November 5th, 2021. A number of other Disney films, including West Side Story and The King’s Man, were also moved around as part of the shuffle.

Black Widow follows in Wonder Woman 1984’s footsteps, which Warner Bros. delayed to December 25th from an October 2nd release date in hopes that more theaters would be open and audiences more likely to go. The delays come after Tenet’s lukewarm debut in the US, where it opened to just $20 million earlier this month, largely because theaters in major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain closed.

Warner Bros. sees Tenet’s success as a “long-game,” meaning executives want to wait several weeks before judging the movie’s performance instead of relying on the first few weekends. Still, it’s hard to ignore that an expensive blockbuster film may not achieve the financial success many movie studios need right now. That doesn’t bode well for other studios, especially huge moneymakers like Disney with high budgets and marketing spend.

The House of Mouse has explored a few different options. While movies like Hamilton and Artemis Fowl went to Disney Plus as regular streaming exclusives, Disney also built a new “Premier Access” digital purchase shelf within Disney Plus for Mulan. Disney Plus subscribers could pay an additional $30 to buy Mulan — a $200 million blockbuster originally destined for theaters — on top of their $7 monthly Disney Plus subscription fee to watch the movie. Or they could wait until December 4th when Mulan would become “free” to all Disney Plus subscribers.

It’s unclear just how well Mulan performed, but Disney’s chief financial officer, Christine McCarthy, told a group gathered at the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference last week that the company is “very pleased” with what it’s seeing. Still, McCarthy and the Disney team are committed to theatrical releases, especially heading into 2021.

“We’ve got a pretty robust slate through 2021,” McCarthy said, as reported by Deadline. “We hope theaters are open, and we hope our films are films that for the people who choose to go to movie theaters, the experience of going to a theater is very different from what you would have at home.”

That makes sense! Disney made $13 billion at the box office in 2019 (thanks in part to Avengers: Endgame). Disney is one of the few studios that can drive people to theaters, and it seemingly has no plans to release all of its $200 million blockbusters on Disney Plus as a Premier Access exclusive — especially if Mulan underperformed. Until consumers are ready to go back to theaters en masse, Disney is going to have to figure out which of its films it wants to save for theatrical releases in 2021 and which ones can go directly to streaming.

“In general, if you look at that research, you’ll generally see that older people are less likely,” McCarthy said, talking about who is more likely to go back to theaters. “Probably younger people — the same people who are doing things we see on the news shows that they probably shouldn’t be doing, and crowding and partying — they’re probably more likely to go to a theater. But would a family with young kids go? Probably not.”