Artemis Fowl Will Not Make It To The Theatres
Disney is moving its timetable of potential movies away with film theaters essentially closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And at least one film won’t make it into a theatre, with “Artemis Fowl” straight ahead to display.
The company today confirmed that the film is exclusively debuting on Disney+ and that the release date will soon be released.
The tale of a teenage criminal genius of the same name is based on a series of teenage, adult fantasy novels by Eoin Colfer, published by Kenneth Branagh, Artemis Fowl. It was initially scheduled for release on August 9th, 2019, and was postponed until May 29th, 2019.
Other Movies On Disney+
Both Hollywood studios fail to adapt to the theater closures. NBC Universal breached the theater window by launching the “Trolls World Tour” digitally on April 10th — the same day as its publication — the “Hunt,” “The Invisible Man,” and “Emma” as a streaming rental when they were supposedly still in theaters.
There followed other studios. There were rumors that Paramount made a deal to make his debut in Netflix in Kumail Nanjiani / Issa Rae’s comedy, “The Lovebirds,” but no announcement or release date has been created yet.
Meanwhile, Disney had already brought “Frozen 2” to Disney+ early and then made more successful moves towards Pixar’s “Onward,” which was digitally released in theaters a few weeks after it was released.
Why Don’t They Postpone Artemis Fowl?
So why not postpone it again, like Disney does for other movies? It may be less precise than “Mulan,” “Black Widow,” and even “Jungle Cruise” in theatre.
Director Kenneth Branagh and his amazing cast take viewers straight to the vivid, exciting world of the iconic film, which fans have been expecting for years to come to life onscreen, said Disney+ Content and Marketing President Strauss. It’s the ideal addition to Disney+’s summer plan for the great family entertainment.
Disney’s cinemas have dominated the box office in recent years, particularly with films from brands like Pixar, Marvel, and “Star Wars.” However, sometimes the studio has had a hard time with live-action movies that have no clear brand affiliation, like “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”