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Disney may let NBA players watch ‘Black Widow,’ other movies during Orlando bubble

Disney may share ‘Black Widow’ and new films with NBA players

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This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow,” which is scheduled to be released in July.

This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios’ shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule, moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies. “Black Widow,” which had been set to kick off the summer movie season, will now open Nov. 6.

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NBA playersmay receive an early screening of “Black Widow” and more new films when they visit Walt Disney World during the NBA’s return, which is proposed to happen in July.

What’s going on:

  • NBA insider Kevin Smith tweeted that NBA players may see new films during the three-month long return at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida, resort.
  • He wrote: “Per Walt Disney World Sources: Disney will make movies available for players and their families (once they join). This is likely to include movies that have not been released to the general public, including Marvel’s ‘Black Widow.’”
  • “Black Widow” was meant to hit theaters on May 1 before it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film is slated to be released in November.
  • Other unreleased films include “Mulan” or “Jungle Cruise,” which are both Disney films that were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return of the NBA

  • The proposed plan for the NBA to return includes 22 teams traveling to Walt Disney World, where they will compete at the ESPN World Wide Sports.
  • The players will be asked to stay at the resorts to avoid spreading COVID-19, which would keep them locked inside the Disney bubble for at least a month to three months at most.