Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour was set to premiere in theaters on May 1.
With the coronavirus pandemic and theaters closing, that release date has been postponed until further notice, according to Variety.
That’s not going to happen. Disney has set a new release date for the film in theaters.
UPDATE: Black Widow has taken Eternals release date of Nov. 6, 2020, according to Deadline.
It makes sense for studios to release new content right now. I’ve advocated for home releases for a long time. I might be in the minority, but I’d gladly pay $20, or more even, to rent/watch a new movie from the comfort of my home instead of going out to theaters opening weekend.
I’d definitely do that for Black Widow, too!
This is a very sensitive issue for fans. Marvel fans have been waiting for years and even decades for a Black Widow movie. It’s a shame that this is all happening right now, and fans will not have the ability to go support the cast, crew, and creative team by seeing this movie in a theater anytime soon.
Will Black Widow be released on digital and Disney Plus?
Yes, the movie is coming to Disney Plus and digital, but not anytime soon. With Black Widow taking over the Eternals release date of Nov. 6, 2020.
Depending on how things go, we could see a very different release date on digital and Disney Plus. With everything happening, Disney appears to be experimenting with releasing movies a lot earlier, like we’ve seen with Onward, Frozen 2, and The Rise of Skywalker.
It will be interesting to see what the release on digital and Disney Plus looks like for Black Widow.
Black Widow release date on Disney Plus
Black Widow will be released in theaters on Nov. 6, according to a new report. Obviously, that assumes that theaters are back up and running by then.
So, if the film has a November release date, we can expect to see the film on Disney Plus in the spring of 2021.
Usually, we have to wait about six months from the theatrical release date for the movie to hit the streaming service. With a normal release for Black Widow, we were expecting we’d have to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas before we saw the movie on Disney Plus.
I’m guessing Disney won’t give Black Widow the full six-month gap between theatrical release and Disney Plus release, but this movie is going to be huge, so it makes a lot of sense why they would hold off to squeeze every dollar out of this movie for ticket sales and home video.
It will be really interesting to see how this plays out. We’ve seen other studios go directly to digital releases in the last few weeks, while other movies have been pushed back until next year or indefinitely in some cases. There’s a lot of volatility in the entertainment industry right now, and I don’t think anyone knows how this situation will play out and end.
We’ll let you know if we hear more about the Black Widow release date on Disney Plus! Stay tuned!