**Disney Considers Delaying Film Releases Due to Striking Actors**
Disney is currently reviewing its schedule of film releases for the remainder of the year, as there is a possibility that some titles may be delayed. The reason behind this potential delay is that striking actors would not be available to help promote the movies. While discussions about this matter are still in the early stages, it could have an impact on films like “Poor Things,” “Next Goal Wins,” “Wish,” and “Magazine Dreams,” all of which are slated for release in 2023. The final decision will depend on the outcome of the review. However, it should be noted that certain films may be too far along in their marketing process to make changes. For instance, “Haunted Mansion” is set to hit theaters on July 28. Similarly, Disney recently released a trailer for “The Marvels,” a superhero film scheduled for November 10, which is likely to be the biggest picture still on the calendar.
Disney has chosen not to provide any comments regarding this matter.
**Challenges Faced by Hollywood Studios in Promoting Upcoming Titles**
Promoting upcoming titles has become a challenge for Hollywood studios due to work stoppages by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild. Actors involved in the strikes are prohibited from participating in red carpet premieres, film festivals, and press interviews to promote projects from the companies they are striking against. Last week, it was reported that Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. was considering postponing some of its 2023 films, including “Dune: Part Two.”
**Disney’s Prior Release Schedule Shake-up and Disappointing Box Office Results**
Disney, being the world’s largest entertainment company, has already experienced a shake-up in its release schedule earlier this year. The studio decided to delay some major films by up to three years. This decision was likely influenced by a series of disappointing box office results for movies such as “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and “The Little Mermaid.”