However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scarlett Johansson-directed superhero film is getting a fairly unique Disney + / theatrical release.
This means Canadians will be able to watch the film in theaters where it is licensed or on Disney + with a “Premier Access” fee of $ 34.99. For the uninitiated, Premier Access is a program through which Disney offered multiple Disney + movies on Day 1 for a one-time fee of $ 34.99. These fees are required in addition to an active Disney + membership.
That said, Canadians can wait until October 6 to Black Widow to become available to all Disney + subscribers, no Premier Access fee is required. The Disney + offer is undoubtedly particularly welcome in Ontario and Manitoba, where indoor theaters remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Especially, Black Widow is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in two years, after July 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home. Instead, this year has so far seen the debut of Marvel’s first three big-budget Disney + original series: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the pursuit Loki.
Located between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow follows Natasha Romanoff as she is caught up in a dangerous conspiracy linked to her dark past.
The film was directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) et co-stars Florence Pugh (Midsummer), Rachel Weisz (The favors), David Harbour (Strange things) and OT Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Image credit: Marvel Studios