Marvel’s blockbuster Black Widow saw its release pushed back to July, when it will debut in theaters and on the Disney + Premier Access platform simultaneously.
Disney bosses announced the move on Tuesday, revealing that the action epic, starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh, will now open on July 9 instead of May 7.
Black Widow also became the biggest title yet to be released in theaters and as a special buy on the Disney + streaming site at the same time, following similar strategies for Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon, for which subscribers to the platform paid an additional $ 30 (£ 22) to view at home.
Officials have also decided to use the same release plan for Emma Stone’s version of Disney villain Cruella, which will be released on May 28, while the animated film Luca will head straight to Disney + in June.
The change in Scarlett’s Black Widow’s latest release date means that another Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, debuted July 9 through September 3. (MT / WNWCHR / LOT)
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