Marvel and Disney Plus have announced that the long-awaited “Black Widow” will launch on the Disney Plus as a $30 Premiere Access title alongside a theatrical release on, July 9, 2021. Black Widow is supposed to be the first movie from MCU Phase 4, and also the first MCU movie in almost two years. It was originally slated to hit theaters on May 1st, 2020, but got delayed multiple times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Premiere Acess isn’t available in India, and so for the time, there is no update on that, MCU fans in India are only getting a theatrical release for Marvel’s Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, and more.
Now Black Widow’s another delay is bad news for all Marvel fans. As Marvel has to reshuffle its entire release schedule and has already moved the release date of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to September 3 from July 18. But it’s not only going to affect movies, as Black Widow is tied with the upcoming Disney Plus Hawkeye series, delaying the movie could also result in the delay of Disney’s streaming shows. But the delay and its Disney Plus release on the day might be for the best as coronavirus has started to spread quickly again, so many people would prefer to watch movies at home rather than going to theatres.
Other movies which are coming to Disney Plus or have a new release date
Meanwhile, Disney is also releasing Cruella, a live-action backstory of 101 Dalmatians villain, starring Emma Stone on both Disney Plus (but as a $30 Premiere Access title) and in theatres on May 28th. Additionally, Pixar’s Luca will now skip theaters entirely (like last year’s Soul) and will release on on June 18th for all Disney Plus subscribers with no additional fee. For the time, there’s still no update on when Black Widow and Cruella will be made available to all Disney Plus subscribers.
Now other Disney movies which have updated release dates include – Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy now arriving on August 13 instead of May 21, 2021. The King’s Man arriving on December 22, 2021, Deep Water will now be hitting theatres on January 14th with Death on the Nile now set to hit theatres on February 11, 2022, instead of September 17, 2021.