“Black Widow” may have died in Avengers: Endgame, but Natasha Romanoff is back for another adventure. Scarlett Johansson’s overdue Marvel solo movie arrives in theaters and on Disney+ this Friday.
It’s been a long time coming, but Black Widow, the first new movie of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is finally coming to screens and theaters. Starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow is one of the highly anticipated films of 2021.
In addition to Johansson as the titular hero, the film also features a star-studded cast including Florence Pugh, David Harbour, OT Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. The film is directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) with a screenplay by Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok).
Black Widow release date and how to watch it
Black Widow will be released in theaters while simultaneously premiering on Disney+ on July 9, 2021. That’s in both the US and UK. All major cinemas will show the new Marvel movie.
To watch it on Disney+ on July 9th, you’ll need to pay for Premier access, a one-time fee of £19.99 (on top of the monthly subscription fee of £7.99). We imagine the film will be available to all Disney+ subscribers once it hits theaters.
How To Watch ‘Black Widow’: Where To Stream The New MCU Movie
Black Widow is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. In it, we see Natasha fleeing and reconnecting with her estranged family of fellow killers.
The film delves into Natasha’s troubled past as she tries to stop a conspiracy involving the Red Room organization that has turned her into a living weapon. Given the character’s tragic death in Avengers: Endgame, this is bound to be an emotional film for fans of the character.
Based on everything we know about the movie so far, Black Widow promises to be one of the biggest movies of 2021 and we’re here to answer any question you may have about where to watch the movie, how long it will last online. will be available and whether it will be released in theaters.
Does Black Widow stream online?
Yes, Black Widow will be available to stream on Disney+ with Premier Access, which costs $29.99 (on top of your existing Disney+ subscription). The film will arrive on the streaming service on Friday, July 9, 2021. If you’d like to bookmark the film’s landing page prior to release, you can do so at this link.
And in case you don’t want to watch such a huge action movie within the limitations of your browser, Disney+ is also available as a handy mobile app. You can download the app on Roku, Apple TV, or just about any major mobile or smart TV platform.
Most movies in 2021 have followed the dual rollout trend, appearing simultaneously in both theaters and streaming sites. Black Widow will be no different, so you can always try to watch the movie in the cinema.
When will Black Widow leave Disney+?
So far in 2021, most movies that follow the dual rollout model generally have a streaming window of about 30 to 60 days from the release date, after which they leave their respective streaming service.
But Disney doesn’t seem to be following that trend, so fans can rest assured that Black Widow will be available for streaming in the near future.
In fact, the film will reportedly be added to the regular Disney+ catalog on October 6, 2021. So if you’re willing to wait that long, you can watch the movie online without paying that extra $30. Disney has followed a similar process with Mulan and Raya and the last dragon.
Black Widow was originally set to hit theaters on May 1, 2020. The film’s release was pushed a number of times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related theater closures. Interestingly enough, Disney was a bit adamant at first that they would only release the film in theaters, but it seems that decision has changed.
Is Black Widow in cinemas?
If streaming isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. Black Widow will hit theaters the same day as the streaming release.
The theatrical release will feature Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D and IMAX screenings. Additionally, fans who watch the film in IMAX will be able to see approximately 22 minutes of the film in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio.
This marks the first time MCU fans have returned to theaters since 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. With coronavirus cases dropping across the country and expanding vaccine rollouts, movie buffs can finally return to their homes. local theatres. But that said, check your state’s most recent safety guidelines before booking your tickets to the show.
What past Marvel movies do you need to see to understand Black Widow?
From what we know of the movie so far, Black Widow will be more about Natasha’s past than the bigger, bigger MCU storyline. So technically it should be possible to see the movie without seeing all the other MCU movies.
That would be nice if you consider that there are many. That said, given how interconnected the Marvel movies are, it’s always advisable to catch up on what Black Widow himself did prior to the film.
Black Widow picks up on the events of Captain America: Civil War, so the events in that movie will no doubt have an impact on the story. You should probably also check out Avengers: Age of Ultron, where we got our first good bit of background on the character and her time in the Red Room.
‘Black Widow’ Cast and Character Guide: Who’s Playing Who in the New MCU Movie?
In addition to Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as the legendary Tony Stark – aka Iron Man – one more time in Black Widow, before leaving the MCU for good – gutted!
You should also expect to see:
- David Harbor as Alexei Shostokov aka Red Guardian – Russia’s answer to America’s superhero, Captain America
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, who was chosen as the new Black Widow when Romanoff was no longer exclusively loyal to Russia
- OT Fagbenle as Rick Mason – a former SHIELD agent with a romantic interest in Romanoff
- Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokof – a master Russian fighter, assassin and spy agent.
Ever Anderson plays the young Natasha Romanoff and Violet McGraw plays the young Yelena Belova as this film delves deep into the characters’ past.