Marvel Studios’ final film of 2022 and Phase 4 is the long-awaited MCU sequel at the box office of 2018, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Starring Letitia Wright, Danny Gurira, Winston Duke black panther 2 It will show how the T’Challa family and their allies struggle to defend Wakanda and chart a new course in the wake of the hero’s death.
This particular plot is unique in that it reflects what the actual cast and crew stand for black panther 2 He had to do after T’Challa’s tragic death Chadwick Boseman.
The fact that this sequel movie exists, given the loss of its main star and having to face challenges related to COVID, is a huge accomplishment and a hard-earned victory.
However, it seems that Wakanda forever He has another challenge to face thanks to the new international law relating to theatrical productions.
The French version of Black Panther 2 is in danger
As reported by Le Film Francais via Booska-P, Disney is considering canceling Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverTheatrical performance in France.
This is due to a French law that requires theatrical films to wait 17 months before being released on a subscription-based streaming platform.
Currently, none of the MCU Phase 4 films have reached the streaming service in France, likely due to the rule.
The window for release on a streaming device for an additional fee, as in the case of Disney + Premier Access, is 4 months.
Understandably, the purpose of this wide window is to allow free channels to broadcast programs first.
With regard to French law, Disney issued the following statement, which has been copied:
“The media’s timeline forces us to rate our theatrical releases film by film. We have not made a decision yet on the release of Black Panther.”
This isn’t the first time Disney has addressed this particular legislation, and the company has already shown that it will cancel a theater show as a result.
Back in June, Disney announced that the upcoming animated film, strange worldyou won’t get a theater show in France but it will go straight to Disney+.
Will Disney actually cancel Black Panther 2 in France?
While audiences are increasingly accustomed to shorter theatrical release windows and live broadcast premieres, France is just one example of opposition to these changes in the industry.
Those at Pixar have reportedly been frustrated with Disney abandoning theatrical releases of its films in favor of Disney+, and theater chains in general have expressed concern about the shift.
It is also worth noting that strange worlds It was expected to be released in France on November 23 black panther 2 It is scheduled to be released in the UK on November 11 and in Italy on November 9.
Considering the fact that Disney hasn’t made a decision yet on a movie that was slated to premiere strange worldsIt seems that Black Panther The decision is difficult for Disney and/or a potential vehicle for strategy.
After all, Disney and Marvel Studios won’t be the only players struggling with this particular slate. If Disney chooses to send Wakanda forever To the broadcast, French cinemas and their staff will suffer as well.
As for blaming Disney or French legislation, it remains unknown.
as such black panther 2With his release date looming, Disney’s decision is bound to be made in the next few weeks.
And with theaters and studios enjoying box office success after the pandemic, it’s unlikely this will be the last time Disney has to grapple with the issue of release windows and direct-to-consumer scenes.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is scheduled to be released in US theaters on November 11.
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