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(It's All Marvel)   Disney CEO says Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will only be in theaters for 45 days before hitting streaming   (itsallmarvel.com) divider line
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2021-05-14 1:16:48 PM  
45 days is a month and a half. I can't remember the last time a movie stayed more than just a couple of weekends around here.
 
2021-05-14 1:37:13 PM  
NewsFlash and Fandom is always such an interesting combo.
 
2021-05-14 1:38:27 PM  

Cafe Threads: 45 days is a month and a half. I can't remember the last time a movie stayed more than just a couple of weekends around here.


It's not the length it will be in theaters, but the quickness to steaming.  Most studios will hold off until the crackwhore theaters have stopped showing it, then wait a bit.  The idea of streaming a movie a month after it leaves main rotation is a big change - the 45 being from premiere, not leaving theaters, so shaving off the two theatrical weeks, that's a month.
 
2021-05-14 2:32:37 PM  
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2021-05-14 2:45:26 PM  
Does it count as a repeat if the other thread's on a different tab?
 
2021-05-14 3:10:27 PM  
Ten Rings? Does this mean we'll get a real The Mandarin this time?
 
2021-05-14 3:12:02 PM  
I thought there was only 5 rings?

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2021-05-14 3:12:05 PM  
We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel, Star Wars and other.
 
2021-05-14 3:30:36 PM  

floor: We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel, Star Wars and other.


I'm sure there's still a theatre somewhere playing Ghostbusters 2016.
 
2021-05-14 4:40:48 PM  
I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?
 
2021-05-14 4:56:59 PM  

Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?


He's a hero. But not a stereotypical hero, because Disney has enough money that you're not allowed to claim they're being sinoexploitative, so you have to assume it's like Black Panther: a beautiful, socially transcendent take on what old, white, rich stockholders believe you believe about the rest of the world.
 
2021-05-14 4:57:03 PM  
We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel (A studio that plans ahead), Star Wars (A Franchise that plans ahead) and other (everybody else that tries to throw whatever they have against the wall to see what sticks long enough to get a 3 movie deal out of it).  .. and Tom Cruise.

This isn't the first time a movie studio, producer/director, or genre/franchise has had a long run;  these guys were just lucky enough to capitalize on their momentum.

Slypork,  Shang-Chi was originally an homage to Bruce Lee.  Not really-super powered, but nonetheless among the best martial artist in the world and coming from a legendary heritage that put him on a level with some superheroes in a fair fight.

Side note:  Caine from Kung Fu was actually based on an idea proposed by Bruce Lee, but the studios at the time would not sign off on him being the actor to play the role.
 
2021-05-14 5:00:40 PM  

Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?


I think more like the Caine from Kung Fu. Most of my knowledge of him comes from random guest-star appearances and his time on the Secret Avengers team.

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2021-05-14 5:04:00 PM  

COMALite J: Ten Rings? Does this mean we'll get a real The Mandarin this time?


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Yup. Though the "rings" are now around his wrists. And before anyone whines about changing it, looks like he'll be using them in part like this:

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2021-05-14 5:37:41 PM  

phalamir: Cafe Threads: 45 days is a month and a half. I can't remember the last time a movie stayed more than just a couple of weekends around here.

It's not the length it will be in theaters, but the quickness to steaming.  Most studios will hold off until the crackwhore theaters have stopped showing it, then wait a bit.  The idea of streaming a movie a month after it leaves main rotation is a big change - the 45 being from premiere, not leaving theaters, so shaving off the two theatrical weeks, that's a month.


Wow, what did it used to be, like a year or two before a film in the theater reached TV? When VHS came around then it was what, like 6 months at first, then as they got more popular it came down a little more.
 
2021-05-14 6:18:07 PM  

tkgeisha: phalamir: Cafe Threads: 45 days is a month and a half. I can't remember the last time a movie stayed more than just a couple of weekends around here.

It's not the length it will be in theaters, but the quickness to steaming.  Most studios will hold off until the crackwhore theaters have stopped showing it, then wait a bit.  The idea of streaming a movie a month after it leaves main rotation is a big change - the 45 being from premiere, not leaving theaters, so shaving off the two theatrical weeks, that's a month.

Wow, what did it used to be, like a year or two before a film in the theater reached TV? When VHS came around then it was what, like 6 months at first, then as they got more popular it came down a little more.


There is quite a bit of difference that explains why though.

TV requires a certain degree of popularity before channels are willing to invest the time slot and the purchase cost. Putting it on the server with the rest of the self-owned catalog is basically free. And it prevents a degree of piracy.
 
2021-05-14 6:51:48 PM  
Originally the son of Fu Manchu and MM. Title launched almost simultaneously with Enter the Dragon. Moench, Gulacy and others strived to elevate it above the usual comics fare. Tho eventually other Asians were not, i believe Chi was colored yellow through the entire original run.

/back in the day small town kids couldn't see a new kung fu movie every month.

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2021-05-14 7:10:50 PM  

Wobambo: Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?

I think more like the Caine from Kung Fu. Most of my knowledge of him comes from random guest-star appearances and his time on the Secret Avengers team.

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Though he takes a lot of inspiration from Bruce Lee, especially in more modern stories, he was created because Marvel couldn't get the rights to make a comic based on Kung Fu.
 
2021-05-14 7:31:48 PM  

floor: We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel, Star Wars and other.


Disney has more money than Congress, at this point. If any studio could afford to throw film an movie theaters during a pandemic, it would be them. Fox isn't around anymore.
 
2021-05-15 12:38:34 AM  

tkgeisha: phalamir: Cafe Threads: 45 days is a month and a half. I can't remember the last time a movie stayed more than just a couple of weekends around here.

It's not the length it will be in theaters, but the quickness to steaming.  Most studios will hold off until the crackwhore theaters have stopped showing it, then wait a bit.  The idea of streaming a movie a month after it leaves main rotation is a big change - the 45 being from premiere, not leaving theaters, so shaving off the two theatrical weeks, that's a month.

Wow, what did it used to be, like a year or two before a film in the theater reached TV? When VHS came around then it was what, like 6 months at first, then as they got more popular it came down a little more.


It used to be like a year for a film to go from being in theaters to winding up on HBO. Pre-pandemic I think it was more like 9 or 10 months? For a film to go from the theaters to home video, I think it used to be like 6 months back in the Blockbuster days. But as the technology got better (DVD) I think they got it down to like 3 months. Now that DVDs are more or less irrelevant a film can be in theaters and free to download with subscription the same day.

/The future is here!
 
2021-05-15 2:40:36 AM  

Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?


He's a guy whose dad was literally Fu-Manchu until they retconned that shiat and pretended it never happened,
 
2021-05-15 2:43:13 AM  
Most importantly, Shang-Chi is the Bruce Lee that Marvel owns and can control.
 
2021-05-15 2:57:58 AM  

scalpod: Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?

He's a guy whose dad was literally Fu-Manchu until they retconned that shiat and pretended it never happened,


Thank you, Simone.
 
2021-05-15 6:46:22 AM  
I'm guessing this is going to be like "Doctor Strange" was for me: Didn't have any interest in seeing it until i saw the character in another Marvel movie and then I went back and watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
2021-05-15 7:06:56 AM  

Seequinn: We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel (A studio that plans ahead), Star Wars (A Franchise that plans ahead) and other (everybody else that tries to throw whatever they have against the wall to see what sticks long enough to get a 3 movie deal out of it).  .. and Tom Cruise.

This isn't the first time a movie studio, producer/director, or genre/franchise has had a long run;  these guys were just lucky enough to capitalize on their momentum.

Slypork,  Shang-Chi was originally an homage to Bruce Lee.  Not really-super powered, but nonetheless among the best martial artist in the world and coming from a legendary heritage that put him on a level with some superheroes in a fair fight.

Side note:  Caine from Kung Fu was actually based on an idea proposed by Bruce Lee, but the studios at the time would not sign off on him being the actor to play the role.


It's garbage bud. I hate to break it to you.
 
2021-05-15 8:27:04 AM  

Drearyx: Seequinn: We are reaching the point where all our choices at a cineplex are Marvel (A studio that plans ahead), Star Wars (A Franchise that plans ahead) and other (everybody else that tries to throw whatever they have against the wall to see what sticks long enough to get a 3 movie deal out of it).  .. and Tom Cruise.

This isn't the first time a movie studio, producer/director, or genre/franchise has had a long run;  these guys were just lucky enough to capitalize on their momentum.

Slypork,  Shang-Chi was originally an homage to Bruce Lee.  Not really-super powered, but nonetheless among the best martial artist in the world and coming from a legendary heritage that put him on a level with some superheroes in a fair fight.

Side note:  Caine from Kung Fu was actually based on an idea proposed by Bruce Lee, but the studios at the time would not sign off on him being the actor to play the role.

It's garbage bud. I hate to break it to you.


Pronouns with ambiguous antecedents are tight.
 
2021-05-15 10:13:20 AM  
Thanks for the answers everyone. I'll give it a shot
 
2021-05-15 12:26:15 PM  

BafflerMeal: scalpod: Slypork: I haven't read comics in years. Who is Shang-Chi? Is he a superpowered martial arts master like Iron Fist but without the yellowface? Or is he just like Caine from Kung Fu, but without the David Carridine yellowface?

He's a guy whose dad was literally Fu-Manchu until they retconned that shiat and pretended it never happened,

Thank you, Simone.


No problem whatsoever.
 
2021-05-15 5:35:56 PM  

Marcos P: I thought there was only 5 rings?

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Musashi only needed five.
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