The streaming release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Disney+ has been announced on the platform’s page. The film was previously expected to premiere on the streaming service following its exclusive 45-day theatrical run, but a previous report indicated that Marvel Studios had no plans to release the movie on Disney+ in 2022.
Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube page has confirmed that we can expect to travel back to the Kingdom of Wakanda in the comfort of our homes. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be available to stream on Disney+ starting February 1, much to the delight of Marvel fans. This confirmation comes after earlier reports suggested that the film would premiere on January 20. Watch the official confirmation below.
Disney will also be releasing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in its optional IMAX Enhanced format on streaming, in line with the company’s recent practice of offering Marvel Studios films in this format on their streaming platform. The film will also be available to stream before its official physical home media release, following Disney’s trend of releasing Marvel films on their streaming service first. No official Blu-ray release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been announced yet, but more information is expected to be revealed in the weeks leading up to the film’s streaming launch so we’ll keep this one in our radars as well.
Director Ryan Coogler and several cast members from the original Black Panther film, including Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett, will return for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film will also introduce new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Dominique Thorne as Ironheart (who will star in her own Disney+ spinoff series) and Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor. Marvel’s new poster for the film highlights both old and new characters, with Wright’s Shuri – who becomes the new Black Panther – taking center stage.
With more information from Marvel.com.