Whilst there’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the new Marvel Disney Plus shows, it’s been well over a year since we last saw an MCU film released. After numerous delays, the next in line is Black Widow.
Following the Avenger and agent Natasha Romanoff, the film Black Widow takes place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, exploring how Natasha survived on the run and what she had to encounter before she joined the team to defeat Thanos.
We’re only a few months away from the official release date for Black Widow, and you’re probably wondering how you’ll be able to watch it. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the cinema release, Disney Plus release and VOD release.
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When does Black Widow release?
The UK cinema release date has now moved forward, with Black Widow hitting theatres on 7 July 2021. It will release in other cinemas worldwide and on Disney Plus Premiere Access on 9 July 2021.
You can watch the official trailer below:
There’s also some brand new character posters, along with a full look at Taskmaster – the alleged villain of the film:
Check out the brand-new character posters for Marvel Studios’ #BlackWidow. Experience the film in theaters or on @DisneyPlus with Premier Access on July 9. Additional fee required. (5/6) #Taskmaster pic.twitter.com/WL8LzYTlZj
— Black Widow (@theblackwidow)
May 10, 2021
Will Black Widow release in cinemas?
Yes – Marvel has confirmed that it will still get a theatrical release, and cinemas in the UK have now reopened in most areas. If you want to see Black Widow first, then UK cinemas are the way to go as it will release here two days earlier than via streaming.
You’ll be able to purchase tickets from Cineworld, Vue, Odeon, Showcase and Empire.
Many people will still be hesitant to go the cinemas. However, there is another way to watch Black Widow – at home.
Will Black Widow release on Disney Plus?
Yes – Marvel has confirmed that Black Widow will get get a dual cinema and home release through Disney+ Premiere Access.
Disney+ Premiere Access is a one-off payment on top of an existing Disney+ subscription to give viewers a way to watch films that under normal circumstances would only be available in theatres.
Most films that release via this method cost £19.99 in the UK. It could be possible that the price of Black Widow may be even higher, considering that Marvel has such a wide-spanning audience. Once we know more, we’ll update this article.
If you’re not already subscribed to Disney+, you can do so on the website. An account costs £7.99 per month, or £79.90 per year at the time of writing.
Here’s what you’ll need to do on 9 July to watch Black Widow at home:
Sign into your Disney+ account and head to the homepage
Click on Black Widow
Click ‘Get Premiere Access’
Confirm it is an additional purchase, and that you’re happy to billed extra
Will Black Widow be available on VOD and DVD?
Eventually, Black Widow will come to VOD services.
However, this won’t happen immediately. We assume that the film we be available to rent and buy both digitally and on DVD at least a few months after it first releases either in cinemas and on Disney Plus Premiere Access.
In addition, it’s highly likely that Disney+ subscribers will get Black Widow at no extra charge after a few months – so if you’re happy to wait and are already an account holder on this streaming platform, this is the best option.