Disney to consider releasing new films at home despite Universal’s row

He continued: “We’re going to evaluate each of our movies as a case-by-case situation, as we are doing during this coronavirus situation.” Universal prompted backlash from cinema chains after​ NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell told Wall Street Journal that home release will be a part of its strategy once the pandemic ends. “I would expect that consumers will return to theatres and we will be part of that.” Following Shell’s initial comments, which AMC Theatres branded “unacceptable”, Cineworld said: “Today we make it clear again that we will not be showing movies that fail to respect the windows as it does not make any economic sense for us.” Universal is the studio that distributes the Fast & Furious, Jurassic World and Halloween franchises.