“Black Widow” has another new release date but this time the film will also drop on Disney+ with a premium price tag attached to it as well…
Movie theaters across the United States are starting to open again but Disney isn’t taking any chances with one of their biggest franchise films.
That’s why “Black Widow” starring Scarlett Johansson is once again moving release dates but it appears this will be the last shift after the movie was originally scheduled to drop in 2020. Now “Black Widow” will move from May 7 to July 9 but there’s additional news for those not ready to sit in movie theaters just yet.
“Black Widow” will also be released on the same day on Disney+ with subscribers asked to pay an additional $30 for a premium upgrade to watch the film at home.
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution chairman Kareem Daniel said in a statement. “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.”
“Black Widow” will see Johansson reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff in a story that reportedly takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” The film co-stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
In addition to “Black Widow” receiving a new date, the long awaited film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will now open on September 3. That film was supposed to be released on July 9 but now that spot is occupied by “Black Widow.”
None of the other Marvel films on the release calendar have been changed yet with “Eternals” slated for November 5 and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” set for December 17.