Cruella and Disney’s upcoming live-action would go direct to streaming

With cinemas closed or in endless convalescence due to the pandemic, it is understandable that the House of the Mouse does not yet regain its confidence in theatrical premieres. According to recent reports, the Burbank company is considering modifying the fate of some of its upcoming live-action reinventions, such as CruellaAlthough they were originally intended for the big screen, they could finally premiere directly on the Disney Plus streaming platform.

According to rumors heard by Deadline, the upcoming live-action tapes that may debut in this video on demand service (recently arrived in Mexico) are Cruella, Pinocchio Y Peter & wendy. On the other hand, it is not clear if the House of the Mouse would consider adding them to the catalog available to all Disney Plus subscribers, or would again use premium access (extra cost) as happened with the Mulan remake.

Either way, both possibilities would mean an increase in Disney’s preference for streaming platforms, which is not implausible. A few days ago, the company reported that by the beginning of October of the current year, Disney Plus had a total of $ 73 million subscribers globally. And not only that, but also the revenue of the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International division grew by 41% according to the corresponding quarter, reaching the figure of $ 4.9 trillion.

On the other hand, the aforementioned rumors emerge immediately from Warner Bros. ‘decision to give Wonder Woman 1984 a hybrid premiere. This is that the sequel about the Amazon warrior will arrive on the same day (December 25, 2020) in theaters and in the HBO Max catalog, at no extra cost for subscribers. The question is: would Disney consider following their lead when it comes to Black widow, and send it simultaneously to streaming and to the big screen next year?

What do we know about the live-actions that may be hosted by Disney Plus? Cruella is an origin story, starring Oscar winner Emma Stone and directed by Craig Gillespie, about the mythical antagonist of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Pinocchio will tell us the popular story of the wooden boy, now with the dumbbell Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks involved, and finally Peter & wendy will be the director David Lowery’s version of Peter Pan and other characters from Neverland.

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Toño Guzmán I have a very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.