It looks like Disney finally caved. After months of the company being adamant that Black Widow would only release in theaters this May, it looks like the film is now set to come out on the streaming platform. One big catch—it has to be delayed again.
According to the official Disney account, Black Widow is now moving from its May release date to July 9, and the film will release both in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Here’s the announcement:
— Disney (@Disney) March 23, 2021
We don’t know why the movie had to be delayed again, but it’s possible that it also has something to do with the rest of Disney’s roster of movies that are also going to adapt to the new release model. Cruella is likely to have the main Disney spotlight in May, and Disney Pixar’s Luca is now exclusively coming to Disney+.
Other films that have also been pushed back include Free Guy (Aug. 13) starring Ryan Reynolds as well as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Sept. 3).
Going back to Black Widow though, the movie would now be releasing more than a year from when it was originally set to come out. While this does seem like a bummer for a lot of Marvel fans, it is more important to keep safe during the time of pandemic rather than update on a fictional movie universe. If it’s any consolation, we’ll have The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki to keep us satiated on Disney+.
Catch Black Widow when it hopefully arrives in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9.
Source: The NY Times