Disney debuts Black Widow, Cruella in theaters and Disney +
Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel’s “Black Widow”.
Disney made some key changes to its summer movie on Tuesday.
The studio announced that “Cruella” and “Black Widow” will be released in theaters and on Disney + with world-class access, and its Pixar film “Luca” will go direct to Disney +.
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumers with choice and meeting the changing preferences of audiences,” said Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney’s media and entertainment distribution.
“By leveraging a flexible sales strategy in a dynamic market that is gradually starting to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to leverage the best of options to bring the Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world,” he said.
“Cruella” will debut as scheduled on May 28th and “Black Widow”, which was originally scheduled for May 7th, will now debut on July 9th. Both titles will also be available on Disney + for an additional $ 30 rental fee.
Originally slated for theatrical release, “Luca” will be streamed directly on Disney + as part of the traditional subscription. In markets where Disney + is not available, “Luca” will be released in theaters.
Other changes to the theatrical release date are:
- “Free Guy” moves to August 13, 2021
- “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” from September 3, 2021
- “The King’s Man” arrives on December 22, 2021
- “Deep Water” has been postponed to January 14, 2022
- “Death on the Nile” for February 11, 2022