Black Widow is finally coming out, albeit with one final delay: Marvel Studios' first film released in nearly two years will be in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on the same day, July 9.
The long-awaited Scarlett Johansson headliner was originally scheduled to open in theaters on May 1, 2020, officially launching Phase 4 of the MCU. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio postponed its release to Nov. 6 and then to May 7, 2021. On Monday, Disney made Black Widow's hybrid theatrical-streaming release date official, along with its latest release date.
Alongside Black Widow, Disney announced that the live-action Cruella starring Emma Stone will also rollout in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (on May 28), while Pixar's Luca will take a page from Soul's playbook and bypass theaters entirely to stream on Disney+ on June 18.
With the shifting release strategy comes a few new release dates for other titles:
• Free Guy on Aug. 13, 2021
• Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Sept. 3, 2021
• The King's Man on Dec. 22, 2021
• Deep Water on Jan. 14, 2022
• Death on the Nile on Feb. 11, 2022