In a shocking turn of events — considering Disney’s previously hardline stance that the film *would not* hit Disney+ — Marvel Studios has announced that Black Widow‘s release date has been pushed back from May 7 to July 9 and that it will hit both theaters and Disney+ Premier Access. Films like Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon have also been available on Disney+ Premier Access and both cost $30. At this time, no official price has been confirmed.
In addition to the announcement about Black Widow, the Mouse House also revealed that the Emma Stone-starring 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella would hit theaters and Disney+ on May 28, while Pixar’s Luca will go directly to Disney+ on June 18.
Furthermore, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has reshuffled its release schedule. Black Widow will hit theaters and Disney+ on July 9, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters on September 3, Oscar nominee Chloe Zhao’s Eternals will release on November 5, will Spider-Man: No Way Home drops on December 17.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Black Widow, via Marvel Studios:
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
It’s been a long time coming for Disney, as fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been hoping they’d release Black Widow on streaming ever since the pandemic began, as it was one of the first major blockbusters to shift its release date, along with the likes A Quiet Place Part II, No Time To Die, and Fast 9.
We’re covering Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and all things MCU on the Post-Credit Podcast, so make sure to subscribe and check that out. Monday’s episode featured a breakdown of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere and an interview with Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk, while Friday’s episode will feature an interview with Guy Pearce, so tons of awesome stuff going on over there if you’re into pop culture.