Headlines from China: ‘Avengers’ Film Series, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Call of the Wild’ Set to Release in China

‘Avengers’ Film Series, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Call of the Wild’ Set to Release in China

As more and more Chinese movie theaters resume businesses, China will release all four of Marvel’s Avengers movies to attract moviegoers. According to Chinese news site MyDrivers, the four titles’ theatrical run will start this week and run through the end of June. This year’s Oscar-winning film Jojo Rabbit has also scored a new release date, which is April 3. The film was previously scheduled for February 21 release but then pulled from the calendar due to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford has been set to release in China on April 3. Read more on MyDrivers & 1905.com

Cloud Gaming Market Projected to be the “Next Big Thing”

Not long ago, live gaming platform Douyu launched its own cloud gaming platform and released a dozen mobile games and web-based games. The industry expected that 5G might bring revolutionary changes to the entire gaming industry which could start with the “cloud gaming.” Is cloud gaming really the next billion-dollar business? Read more on Entertainment Capital

Film and Entertainment Companies Suffer from the Delay of 2020 Tokyo Olympics 

After two months of prolonged debate, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is announced to be postponed to 2021. According to economists’ estimate, this one-year postponement will cause an economic loss that is worth beyond 3200 billion yen (US$28.75 B). Many sponsors now have to recalibrate their promotion plans. Many Chinese film and entertainment companies that have produced sports-related content and bid on the Olympics for publicity are also going to suffer from enduring damages. For example, there are at least 16 sports-themed variety shows produced by major streaming sites and satellite TV channels queuing up for airing this year. But now the producers may face cancellations or re-negotiations with talents and sponsors. Read more on marketingyuzijiang