Theater launches have been a rocky event since the start of the pandemic. Movies like Soul Mulan, and Artemis Fowl immediately switched to streaming services, some with additional costs. Black Widow will now follow on July 9, but it will not skip theaters.
On July 9 you can choose where you want to see Black Widow, on the big screen or your home screen. Each has its advantages, of course, most theaters have larger screens and better surround sound than most homes. But your house is closer, filled with fewer people, and the popcorn is cheaper.
Black Widow in theaters July 9 and on @DisneyPlus with Premier Access. Additional costs required. pic.twitter.com/MSLHxk6Eez
– Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 23, 2021
When Mulan hit Premiere Access you had to pay an extra $ 30 on top of your Disney + subscription to watch it early. Raya and the last dragon (which can also be seen in theaters at the same time) asks for the same fee of $ 30. Ultimately Mulan dropped the fee, and the Raya and the last dragon will follow on July 4. That makes sense Black Widow will likely cost $ 30 to unlock immediately and will eventually become free for all Disney + subscribers.
$ 30 may seem like a lot to watch a movie about a service you’re already paying for, but compared to family tickets, along with overpriced popcorn and soda, you could save money. But as always, there is a trade-off for every choice you make. Either you settle for a smaller screen for convenience, or wait longer for a better price. Still, choices are a good thing. And it is starting to seem that more choice is the new normal.
You can watch Black Widow on Disney + and in theaters on July 9.