Not that long ago, Disney claimed that the next Pixar, titled Soul, would actually hit theaters. And that despite many changes and modifications to the release dates for the films. Finally there is another break!
Change of strategy for soul
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In fact, the studio confirmed two weeks ago that Pixar Studios’ next production, Soul, would be showing in theaters. However, Disney has made a new decision on Pete Docter’s new movie as Soul will be released direct to Disney + on December 25th. The film should initially be released at the end of November.
In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Chapek stated that “an original Pixar creation is always a special moment,” and that this blockbuster that “offers a heartwarming and funny story about the bonds that binds is perfect” is perfect for families throughout of the end of year celebrations “.
Disney and Pixar’s Soul will be streamed exclusively on Disney + on December 25th. u2728 #PixarSoul #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/wLeLHpaZk0
October 8, 2020
Note that this decision to release Soul on Disney + without going through the cinema box affects the US only. The studio will therefore operate in exactly the same way as the film Mulan, which will land on the company’s streaming platform at home on December 4th, three months after it went online in the US. On the other hand, the company won’t ask for an addition for fans to see. Note that Disney has not yet provided any information on the fate of soul in France. For the time being, the film is due to hit theaters on November 25th. What is certain, however, is that the chronology of the media does not simultaneously offer it on Disney + and in the cinema.
Large productions are expected to be postponed until next year
Of course, this major shift in movie release dates in theaters is the result of the Covid-19 epidemic. Many productions have decided to postpone films expected at the end of the year to next year. This is the case for Denis Villeneuves Dune, which will be released from Christmas until October 1, 2021. Matt Reeves’ film The Batman with Robert Pattinson is postponed until March 4, 2022. Same goes for the next James Bond, Dying Can Wait, which hits theaters next spring.
For now, Wonder Woman is keeping its original release date of 1984, but we’re not immune to bad news.
To comfort herself, Lana Wachowski’s film Matrix 4 will be released from March 30, 2022 to December 22, 2021.