Black Widow and Cruella will be available on Disney+ Premier Access
It looks like Marvel fans will have to wait just a little longer for the theatrical component of Phase 4 of the MCU to commence. Black Widow has been delayed once more to July 9, 2021. And in a previously unanticipated move, the secret agent-turned Avenger’s first solo film will simultaneously release on Disney+ with Premier Access.
Disney’s Cruella, starring Academy Award-winner Emma Stone, will release similarly a few weeks before, on May 28, 2021.
After the release of Raya and The Last Dragon to overwhelming critical success, this distribution method may be the new normal for Disney and Marvel fans going forward.
Subscribers can stream the film on day one for a $29.99 fee.
Disney and Pixar’s Luca will see worldwide release exclusively on Disney+ beginning Friday, June 18, 2021. In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, on a yet-to-be-announced date.
Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences. By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world.Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Other MCU films such as “The Eternals” and Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” are keeping their dates of November 5 and December 17, 2021, respectively.
Theatrical release dates also shifted for several additional upcoming films:
- Free Guy – August 13, 2021 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3, 2021
- The King’s Man – December 22, 2021
- Deep Water – January 14, 2022
- Death on the Nile – February 11, 2022
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