Black Widow Coming To Disney+ And In Theaters In July, Cruella Arrives In May
Disney announces new arrivals to the streaming service, along with release date changes to various movies.
Black Widow is coming to theaters and Disney+ on July 9, 2021. On the streaming service, it will be a Premier Access movie, meaning it will cost you $30 to rent it. In addition, Disney also announced two more additions to Disney+--Cruella and Luca--along with a few movies being delayed once again.
The next installment in the MCU--and first movie in Phase 4 for Marvel--is Black Widow, and fans will have the choice to watch it in theaters or at home, after the movie was pushed back numerous times because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney made the big announcement via Twitter.
The 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella will also arrive to Disney+ with Premier Access on May 28, also for $30 to rent (on top of the Disney Plus price). And the next Pixar movie, Luca will also head to Disney+ on Friday, June 18. However, with Luca--much like the Soul release--it will be available for all Disney+ subscribers at launch.
That's not the only movie Disney announced for theatrical releases. The Ryan Reynolds comedy Free Guy has been pushed to August 13. The next MCU film Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will release on September 3, The Kingsman prequel The King's Man has been pushed to December 22, Deep Water has moved to January 14, 2022, and Death of the Nile will now release on February 11, 2022.
This wasn't a quick decision for Disney, as it's been keeping an eye on the situation. Last week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke about Black Widow's release. "We're waiting to see exactly how guests respond to these re-openings [of movie theaters]," Chapek said, referencing how cinemas in New York and Los Angeles just re-opened. "We're going to remain flexible. We'll make the call, essentially probably at the last minute in terms of how these films come to market, whether it's Black Widow or any other title."