Yesterday, Disney displaced everyone by putting an end to a push and pull that lasted about a year. 'Black Widow' movie will be released on July 9 at the cinema and on Disney +, the on-demand streaming service on which it will be available with Premiere access at the same time as the release.
The same distribution strategy used by HBO Max for the Warner Bros. but with the addition of the usual 'VIP Access' that Disney has accustomed us to for its most anticipated titles such as the live-action remake of Mulan and Raya and the last dragon. Not that a subscription surcharge scares Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, who finally have a certain date for the first stand-alone film starring Scarlett Johansson.
And the wait for fans has been really long. With the new release date of Black Widow moved from May 7 to July 9. When the film is finally made available, exactly two years and a week have passed since Spider-Man: Far From Home movie release. The latest feature film from Marvel Studios arrived in theaters in the distant 2019.
Due to the pandemic, in fact, 2020 was the first year without Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Since Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 in 2010 (Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk both came out in 2008, and 2009 remained empty). On the other hand, however, the wait will be rewarded, given that the negative record broken by Black Widow will be overturned by the end of the year. Before December 31st, Marvel Studios will also 'return with Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings', 'Eternals of Chloe Zhao' and 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' a Marvel Studios co-production with Sony Pictures.
This means that in the coming months, Marvel Studios will release four films, a record for a calendar year, not counting of course the TV series coming to Disney + such as Loki, Marvel's What If ...?, Ms. Marvel, and Hawkeye.