Feature-Films Set For Early Release Amid Corona-Crisis
We’re all trying to cope with the new reality of staying home for a time and when theatres close, more films are set for an early release online.
Netflix has together with Youtube, at least in Europe, to reduce the streaming-quality, to avoid a collective internet-crash. Universal Pictures was one of the studios that started the trend to release The Invisible Man for a digital release to help those who are home and waiting for this crisis to be over, and to help the film itself to earn money during the challenging time. Disney has joined the force to help those at home with releasing Onward for an early release on April 3rd to help with boredom at home.
“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Onward director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae in a statement.
Bloodshot, the new action-film with Vin Diesel, is being released on digital March 24th. These movies are also following Disney+ earlier example when they announced to release Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and Frozen II (2019). Emma, Bird of Prey, Just Mercy, The Gentlemen are also released for digital purchase on March 24th. Even Mulan (2020) is expected, maybe, to be released online on Disney+ early most because it was scheduled to be released in late March, but none is confirmed yet.
This will be updated, so stay tuned as more news comes in.