Ever since Scarlett Johansson appeared as Natasha Romanoff in 2010’s Iron Man 2, Marvel fans have been clamouring for a standalone Black Widow film and at long, lost last, 2021 finally looks set to deliver.
Let’s not forget, however, that the film was originally supposed to release in May 2020 before the outbreak of a certain pandemic led to countless films delaying their release dates or moving online.
But after such a chaotic year, just where will fans be able to watch Black Widow when it releases?
Black Widow: Release date and plot
At long last, Black Widow arrives on screens in the US on July 9th, 2021 while fans in certain countries around the world, including here in the UK, can watch from July 7th.
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow fills in the missing chapters we’ve yet to uncover about the enigmatic Natasha Romanoff.
Pursued by a relentless force, Natasha must face her complex history as a spy and the messy relationships she left behind before she became a linchpin in the Avengers.
Where to watch Black Widow
- Black Widow will be available to watch in cinemas and on Disney+ with Premier Access.
That’s right, fans have a choice in how they get to watch Black Widow, either in the movie theatre or from the comfort of their own home.
The film begins releasing in cinemas worldwide from July 7th while the film’s Disney+ release will coincide with the film’s arrival in the US at midnight Pacific Time on July 9th.
That translates to 3am ET in the US, 8am here in the UK, 12:30pm in India and 5:00pm in Sydney, Australia.
In countries where Disney+ is not available, Black Widow will be exclusively releasing in cinemas.
How to stream on Disney+
- Black Widow will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access where the streaming service is available.
The streaming service is available on several brands of smart TV, Amazon Fire TV sticks, games consoles, phones and PC.
Fans wanting to watch Black Widow on Disney+ will have to pay for Premier Access (which costs USD $29.99 / GBP £19.99 / AUD $34.99 / EUR €21.99) on top of their existing subscription.
Black Widow is not the first film to arrive using this method as Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon and Cruella all released via Premier Access.
If you don’t want to pay for Premier Access, Black Widow will become available to all Disney+ subscribers on October 6th, 2021.
As the film is being released on Disney+ (as well as cinemas) Black Widow will not be available on the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or HBO Max.