Disney has announced some major changes to their film schedule once again including Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and more.
“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 Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
Marvel’s Black Widow was most recently set to release on May 7th, 2021 but has now been pushed to July 9th, 2021 (the previous date for Shang-Chi).
However, Black Widow will be hitting theatres and Disney+ Premier Access on that date for $34.99 CAD ($29.99 USD).
The live-action prequel film, Cruella will also be coming to Disney+ Premier Access and theatres on May 28th.
Similar to Soul back in December, Pixar’s Luca will be hitting Disney+ on June 18th. In international markets where Disney+ isn’t available, the film will still hit theatres.
Unlike Cruella and Black Widow, Luca will be available to all Disney+ subscribers at no additional fee.
Other release date shifts include:
- Free Guy on August 13, 2021 (Previously May 21st, 2021)
- Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3rd, 2021 (Previously July 9th, 2021)
- The King’s Man on December 22, 2021 (Previously August 20, 2021)
- Death on the Nile on February 11, 2022