After seeing unprecedented success and amassing 95M subscribers, Disney is doubling down on their streaming service Disney+ by offering hit titles Black Widow and Cruella directly on their streaming service.
These widely anticipated movies will launch concurrently with their theatrical releases. Consumers can pay $30 for premier access for Black Widow on July 9.
Luca, an animated comedy set on the Italian Riviera, was initially slated for theatrical release but will now stream directly on Disney+ starting June 18 with no additional costs.
Kareem Daniel, the chairman of Disney’s media and entertainment distribution, proudly announced that “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.”
Disney has also pushed back the release of many of these popular titles to account for greater expected turnout in the latter half of the year. Among the moves:
- Cruella will debut as planned on May 28,
- Black Widow moves from May 7 to July 9.
- Free Guy moves to Aug. 13, 2021
- Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set for Sept. 3, 2021
- The King’s Man arrives Dec. 22, 2021
- Deep Water is pushed to Jan. 14, 2022
- Death on the Nile is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2022