After 2 whole years of teasing, waiting and delaying, Marvel’s Black Widow has finally received a confirmed release date. Announced earlier today, Black Widow will hit the theatres and Disney+ on 9 July 2021.
The movie was initially meant to release on 1 May 2020 but faced multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this confirmed July date, the superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson was temporarily slated for 7 May 2021.
For months, Disney claimed that Black Widow will not follow Mulan and receive both a theatre and digital release. This was especially since feedback from the simultaneous release of Mulan in cinemas and on Disney+ were not overwhelming positive or assuring.
Many fans initially took issue with the extra US$30 fee to watch Mulan via Premier Access but with the successful release of Disney’s Raya and the last Dragon in theatres and on Disney+, Black Widow may have a chance at landing the same success.
The movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will feature Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. The Marvel film will introduce Florence Pugh who is reported to be taking over the mantle of Black Widow and possibly appear in the upcoming Hawkeye Disney+ series.
The Marvel film will also introduce David Harbour and Rachel Weisz and will feature Robert Downey Jr. back as Tony Stark.
On the horizon for Marvel are Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scheduled for a 2 September release, Loki, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. Theatrical release dates also shifted for several upcoming Disney films as follows:
- Cruella on 27 May 2021
- Free Guy on 12 August 2021
- The King’s Man on 23 December 2021
- Deep Water on 14 January 2022
- Death on the Nile on 11 February 2022