Black Widow is set to be released simultaneously on Disney+ and in cinemas, the streaming giant has confirmed.
Disney’s media and entertainment distribution chairman Kareem Daniel announced yesterday that Black Widow would follow a hybrid release model alongside 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella.
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” Daniel said in a statement obtained by the Guardian.
Users will be able to watch Black Widow and Cruella as part of the premier access service on Disney+, as with recent animated title Raya and the Last Dragon and live-action Mulan remake.
The service requires subscribers to pay an additional £19.99 rental fee as well as their monthly or annual subscription charges.
In other Disney+ news, the streaming platform announced yesterday (March 23) that Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier became the most-watched series premiere on opening weekend.
In a four-star first-look review of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, NME wrote: “Sharp, funny, and packing some awesome action scenes with a whole lot of character potential, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier is off to a flying start.”
Black Widow will be released on Disney+ and in cinemas on July 9 – after initially being scheduled for release on May 1, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates as they come in.