"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" – Marvel's first film led by an Asian superhero – ranks as one of best debuts of pandemic, trailing only previous Marvel film, "Black Widow" that opened with $80.3 million in July.
Johansson’s potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theatres and on its streaming service Disney+ for a $30 rental.
"Black Widow" – which finally gives Scarlett Johansson's Russian assassin-turned-superhero Natasha Romanoff her own spin-off – has been sitting "in the can" since May 2020, as parent company Disney waited for theatres to reopen.
The project will be a part of a massive new five-year content deal with director Ryan Coogler, the company says.
The revised schedule confirmed eagerly awaited Marvel movies "Black Widow" and "The Eternals," as well as the latest "Thor" and "Doctor Strange" sequels, have all been pushed back as the virus shutters theaters around the world.
When Monday’s Academy Award nominations are announced, “Captain Marvel” and “Gemini Man” could see their names called along with “The Irishman” in the visual effects category. Each has arrived at its reverse ageing trick through a separate technique.
The announcements at San Diego Comic-Con charts Marvel's course following the April release of mega-blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame," which Disney said was set to top 2009 film "Avatar" by Sunday as the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" remained victorious at the North American box office, collecting $65 million during its third weekend in theatres.
Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who brought Spider-Man to the world in 1962 has passed away at the age of 90.
The video streaming service wants to continue to market the priced movies after Disney decided to start its own online business.
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