For the third time in the last year,
As they often do, the best laid plans went awry for Disney, and on Tuesday, the company confirmed that Black Widow would be delayed once again, with a new release date of July 9th for both theaters and Disney+ Premier Access. The Premier Access movies typically cost $29.99, but
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences. 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
In addition to Black Widow,
The rest of Disney’s summer schedule is being shaken up as well, and these are the new release dates:
- Free Guy on August 13th, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3rd, 2021
- The King’s Man on December 22nd, 2021
- Deep Water on January 14th, 2022
- Death on the Nile on February 11th, 2022
Shang-Chi is another MCU movie that has been shuffled around over the last twelve months, jumping from February to May to July to September. Unlike Black Widow, there is no indication that Shang-Chi will arrive on Premier Access, which means that it might be the first theater-only release from Marvel Studios since Spider-Man: Far From Home. As far as we know, Eternals is still slated for November 5th, 2021, and Spider-Man: No Way Home should come out on December 17th, but as we’ve learned over the last year, nothing is guaranteed.
In the meantime, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to expand on Disney+, with five more episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier yet to air, Loki dropping on June 11th, and Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye both likely to begin their runs on the streaming service before the end of the year.