Black Widow and Cruella to hit Disney+ and theatres simultaneously

Disney+ subscribers can pay £19.99 to stream Cruella from 28th May and Black Widow from 9th July. 

Disney has confirmed that it’s upcoming films Black Widow and Cruella will be released on Disney+ and in cinemas at the same time.

As with the recent live-action adaptation of Mulan, Disney+ customers will have to pay an additional £19.99 to stream each film on top of their subscription fee. 

The former, a prequel to 101 Dalmatians starring Emma Stone which explores the titular villain’s backstory in 1970s London, will be available on the platform from Friday 28th May. 

The oft-delayed Marvel outing however, which before COVID-19 was scheduled to premiere in May 2020, has been pushed back a final time from the 7th of May to the 9th of July.

Set following 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow sees the former KGB assassin (Scarlett Johansson) become entangled in a dangerous conspiracy which is tied to her dark past in Russia.  

Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone and Rachel Weisz also star.

Mulan became available to all Disney+ customers three months after it was released but it’s not yet clear if this will also be the case with Cruella and Black Widow

This new release date for Black Widow means that Marvel’s following film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will move from July to the 3rd of September. At the time of writing, it’s still headed for a theatrical release only. 

A Disney+ subscription costs £7.99 per month or £79.90 for a year. 

Source: Tech Radar

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