CEO Bob Chapek called the theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings “an experiment” ahead of the film’s premiere. This was about a month ago. Studios found themselves having to decide whether or not to delay some of their late 2021 attractions, send them to streaming simultaneously, or proceed with normal theatrical releases. Coronavirus cases have been increasing steadily all summer long, but Shang-Chi performed very well at the box office. The second MCU film of the year is nearing the performance of Black Widow, which got a day-and-date release in theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Access.
Shang-Chi’s performance confirmed that
Disney Plus release date announced
said earlier this year that new movies that get theatrical releases will stream on
In other words, Shang-Chi will start streaming on November 12th to mark the occasion, alongside Jungle Cruise, Home Sweet Home Alone, Olaf Presents, and Ciao Alberto.
Chapek announced that streaming subscriber growth for the September 2021 quarter has been slower than expected. He blamed the pandemic for production delays. The surprise November 12th
Marvel’s surprise announcements
Shang-Chi is the kind of movie that can draw people to Disney Plus, especially MCU fans who weren’t sold on the idea of returning to theaters as the pandemic worsened again. But that’s not the only MCU content that
It’s too early to say what that means. But Marvel might show off additional content from upcoming
Marvel also has plenty of other TV shows in the works and several movies planned for the coming years. We might see additional surprise announcements on November 12th, although it’s unclear how
The press release teases “breaking news, first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from
Aside from Shang-Chi release and the MCU surprises,