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Black Widow and Cruella head to Disney+ in studio release date shake-up

March 23rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

Well, despite numerous delays and promises by Disney that the next bug MCU movie, Black Widow, wouldn’t be getting a Disney+ release… it’s getting a Disney+ release.

The movie has already been delayed a few times due to that damned virus and it really seemed the studio was holding off to get it into cinemas and they are, but they’re also releasing it on Disney+ with an expected $30 price.

On top of this, this summer’s other big summer release, Cruella, left, will also get a simultaneous release with Black Widow arriving on new date July 9th and Cruella coming on May 29t via, like Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon before them, the streamer’s Premiere Access.

On top of this, following in the shoes of Soul, Pixar’s Luca will avoid cinemas altogether and will debut on the streaming service on June 18th – it will NOT have an additional cost to watch.

This is, of course, bad news on several fronts, with the main two being that Disney don’t believe we will be back to normal by July and also because it’s another nail in the coffin for cinemas.

These aren’t the only movies in Disney’s line-up to get shook-up, although the rest are all still set for cinema releases and, for the sake of the place I like going most at weekends when the world hasn’t slipped into the seventh level of hell (that’s the cinema, in case you didn’t know), I pray it stays that way.

Here’s Disney full new line-up:

May 28th: Cruell” (with Premier Access)
June 18th: Luca (exclusive to Disney+)
July 9th: Black Widow (with Premier Access)
August 13th: Free Guy
September 3rd: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
December 22nd: The King’s Man
January 14th 2022: Deep Water
February 11th 2022: Death on the Nile

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….