Since the end of Avenger: Endgames, Marvel fans have eagerly been waiting for Scarlett Johansson starrer Black Widow. BW’s fans across the globe want to know about the life of the assassin who gave her life for the Soul Stone. The movie was supposed to release in April this year but has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, video-on-demand service, Movies Anywhere, has Black Widow listed on its site (first noticed by MCU Cosmic). It doesn’t feature any artwork/poster, so it can be possible that it was automatically generated. This could be a possibility as the film would have released on digital around this time if its theatrical release took place in May. However, the listing cites the movie’s release as of November 6, suggesting it isn’t just an auto-generation from its original schedule.
But, this is not enough to say that Black Widow will go digital on Disney+. According to an article on MCU Cosmic, there is another reason why Disney is likely planning on dropping Black Widow on their OTT platform.
Earlier, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Mulan‘s streaming release was a one-off situation, but they were interested in seeing what happens. He also said they would learn from Mulan when it comes to future tentpoles. Meaning, if Mulan is a hit on Disney+, people may end up watching Black Widow in November the same way. In November, Disney+ will also launch its services in Latin America. Meaning, if BW goes digital, it will be available in nearly every major market across the globe.
Talking about the pricing, just like Mulan, the Marvel movie too could cost users an additional $30 on top of the subscription fee.
Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and stars David Harbour, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz besides Scarlett Johansson. Reports doing the round also suggest that this film will feature a cameo by Robert Downey Jr aka Iron Man. However, there is no official confirmation regarding the same.
What do you think of Black Widow releasing on Disney+?