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Black Widow, the long-awaited solo film for the iconic Marvel Avenger and super spy, arrives in movie theaters and on Disney Plus through Premier Access on July 9. The superhero flick is the first Marvel installment to hit theaters since Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019. The pandemic pushed back the film’s original release, which was slated for May 2020.
The film will open in theaters on July 9, but it will also launch on the studio’s streaming platform Disney+ on the same day.
Per Marvel, the film follows Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) as she is pursued by a force determined to bring her down. She’s forced to confront her past as a spy and “the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger,” including that with her sister, Yelena.
What are Black Widow’s exact release date and time?
Based on previous Disney Plus releases, Black Widow should arrive as soon as the clock strikes midnight on the West Coast.
- Disney Plus: Available July 9 — 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Theaters: Available in some areas from July 8 — check your local theater times
Black Widow Plot and cast
Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a sister-figure to Natasha. Rachel Weisz’s character Melina and David Harbour’s character The Red Guardian/Alexei are parental figures to Natasha and Yelena.
The film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four release slate, which also includes titles such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is set to drop in the US on Sept. 3, and Eternals, slated for Nov. 5.
In need of more Marvel to hold you over until Black Widow returns to the screen? The first two episodes of Loki, a Disney Plus series that’s also part of the MCU’s summer slate, landed on the streaming platform this month.
How much will it cost?
Black Widow will be available for Disney Plus subscribers to purchase through Premier Access on the same day it hits theaters — July 9. After you shell out the additional $30 for access, you can continue to watch the film ad infinitum as long as you have an active Disney Plus subscription.
Black Widow is the fourth Disney Plus film available through the Premier Access model, following Disney’s Mulan, Raya, and the Last Dragon and Cruella.
A Disney Plus subscription currently sits at $8 a month, or $80 a year. In March, the subscription service raised its price an additional dollar a month, from $7 to $8. Its annual subscription was raised from $70 to $80.
Black Widow trailer
The new Marvel movie has been through a two-part marketing campaign due to COVID-19 — one before the pandemic hit, and one after it locked its new July release date.
The first Black Widow teaser trailer was released in December 2019, giving us a peek at the white costume and her pseudo-family. It was also released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Then came a special look in January 2020 with our first proper look at Taskmaster, followed by a 30-second spot at Super Bowl in February 2020.
There was a supposedly “final” Black Widow trailer in early March, just before the world went into full chaos mode. After almost a year-long silence, the Disney marketing machine revved up with a new trailer this April (below).
Since then, we have had a rolling stream of clips, TV spots, featurettes, and special looks: “You Got A Plan?”, “Playmaker”, “Let’s Go”, “Ready Set Action”, “In Pursuit”, “Got This”, “Dad Jokes”, “Spy”, “Control”, “A Spy on the Inside”, “Fight”, “Chance”, and “Launch”.
Black Widow review: Marvel scores a hit thanks to family bonding
This could be superspy Black Widow’s toughest assignment yet. Two years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe crescendoed in an interstellar Endgame bursting with a galaxy of superhero stars. After a lengthy COVID-enforced hiatus, how can a spy flick with barely any superpowers measure up?
It sounds like an MCU mission impossible, but by teaming Scarlett Johansson with a pitch-perfect cast of new faces, Black Widow has scored a pandemic-busting opening weekend of $215 million worldwide at the box office.
Black Widow is out now in UK and US theaters, having opened Friday, July 9. It’s also available to stream on Disney Plus now for a $30 Premier Access fee. Having taken $80m at the US box office, Marvel’s latest hit has also earned more than $60 million through Disney Plus streaming around the world.
Disney’s streaming service eased fans back into the MCU with winningly weird TV shows WandaVision and Loki. That means Black Widow’s slick but straightforward action could feel even more out of date. Thankfully, this sure-footed, entertaining comic book adventure takes the Bond/Bourne formula and sprinkles it with Marvel magic.
Black Widow Movie: Why MCU film is not available on Disney+
Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe outing Black Widow releases on Friday, July 9 in North America and several other territories. Disney will also release the film on its streaming service Disney+ as well under its Premiere Access (a premiere video on demand service) section for $30 on the same date.
We Indians, however, will have to wait a bit longer — maybe months — to witness Natasha Romanoff in action as she confronts the demons of her past. The film was supposed to release in Indian theatres at the same time as the rest of the world but the devastating second wave and ensuing restrictions have put paid to that.
However, why the House of Mouse will not make the movie available for Disney+ users in India is not clear while it is expected to release on October 8 internationally on Disney+. Then, Kelly Marie Tran-led Raya and the Last Dragon was unveiled as a hybrid release — to be released both in cinema halls and on streaming.