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DISNEY Updates Releases For CRUELLA, FREE GUY and more

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution has offered a full update to its summer 2021 release plans with several films moving to new dates.



Free Guy (20th Century Studios)

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution announced new release details for a number of titles on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate of films. The announcement updates rollout details for the forthcoming Disney live-action Cruella, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, and Disney and Pixar’s Luca, and also includes revised premiere dates for several other titles. 

“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences.  By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Following the successful release of Raya and The Last Dragon, the highly anticipated live-action film Cruella and Marvel Studios’ long-awaited Black Widow will launch simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on Friday 28 May and on Friday 9 July respectively.

Similar to the launch of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated Soul that delighted Disney+ subscribers during the holidays, Disney and Pixar’s Luca will stream directly in homes worldwide exclusively on Disney+ beginning Friday 18 June, as a special offering to kick-off the summer season.  In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced. 

Theatrical release dates also shifted for several additional upcoming films. New release dates include: 

  • Free Guy on 13 August 2021
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on 3 September 2021
  • The King’s Man on 22 December 2021
  • Deep Water on 14 January 2022
  • Death on the Nile on 11 February 2022

Which of these movies are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments below!

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