With the delay of Black Widow from its original release just one month from tomorrow, there’s a lot of speculation about what Disney could do with the movie now that movie theaters are closed along with most of Disney’s revenue streams, and the biggest controversy is the thought of them releasing it on VOD. Now one of the stars of the movie has commented on that.
“My publisher also sent me an email saying Black Widow had been postponed and I think I replied ‘shocker’,” the actor, 44, said, adding: “Wouldn’t it be fun if we all could just stream it? But that’s above my pay grade.”
But what does he know? He’s just one of the stars of the film. Obviously anonymous fans on social media who seem to be unaware of the pandemic going on and the possible consequences of that know more than one of the people directly affected by the movie’s delay.
Fandom spotted an Instagram Live post that David Harbour made, where he says he hasn’t even seen the movie yet, but he’d watch it on Disney+:
David Harbour says he'd be open to a digital release for #BlackWidow — 'You know I have not seen [Black Widow], I have seen some stuff in ADR and it looks really good … I would watch it on Disney+'— Fandom (@getFANDOM) March 30, 2020
(via @DavidKHarbour | IG Live) pic.twitter.com/kQX8j1IiZx
If they were to do a VOD release of Black Widow, it likely wouldn’t be on Disney+ initially. It’s possible they’d do something like Onward where it’s on premium VOD for $20 for a time period before being put on Disney+, although there have apparently been some discussions about a possible premium tier on Disney+ for movies like Black Widow or Mulan.
If cast members from the movie are starting to support a digital release so people can see the film without having to wait another year when theaters are viable again, it’s possible that could influence any discussions Disney is having.