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Disney reveals updated 2021 & 2022 film release dates

Walt Disney Studios has announced a whole load of new release dates for a number of titles in their upcoming slate of films. The announcement updates rollout details for the forthcoming 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 release of Raya and The Last Dragonlive-action Cruella and Marvel Studios’ long-delayed Black Widow will launch simultaneously in cinemas 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, Disney and Pixar’s Luca will stream directly in homes worldwide exclusively on Disney+ beginning Friday 18 June, as well as a special offering to kick-off the summer season.

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

Here’s the full slate:

2021 Disney Film Slate

05/28/21 – Disney CRUELLA
07/09/21 – Disney BLACK WIDOW
07/16/21 – Searchlight NIGHT HOUSE, THE
07/30/21 – Disney JUNGLE CRUISE
08/13/21 – 20th FREE GUY
08/27/21 – Disney BEATLES: GET BACK, THE
09/03/21 – Disney SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
09/24/21 – Searchlight EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, THE (Limited)
10/15/21 – 20th LAST DUEL, THE
10/22/21 – 20th RON’S GONE WRONG
10/29/21 – Searchlight ANTLERS
11/05/21 – Disney ETERNALS
11/24/21 – Disney ENCANTO
12/03/21 – Searchlight NIGHTMARE ALLEY (Limited)
12/10/21 – 20th WEST SIDE STORY
12/22/21 – 20th KING’S MAN, THE

2022 Disney Film Slate

01/07/22 20th UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY
01/14/22 20th DEEP WATER
02/11/22 20th DEATH ON THE NILE
03/11/22 Disney TURNING RED
03/25/22 Disney DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
04/08/22 Disney UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
05/06/22 Disney THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
05/27/22 Disney UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
06/10/22 20th UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY
06/17/22 Disney LIGHTYEAR
07/8/22 Disney BLACK PANTHER 2
07/29/22 Disney UNTITLED INDIANA JONES
08/12/22 Disney UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
09/16/22 20th UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY
10/07/22 Disney UNTITLED MARVEL
10/21/22 20th UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY
11/04/22 Disney UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
11/11/22 Disney CAPTAIN MARVEL 2
11/23/22 Disney UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
12/16/22 20th AVATAR 2
12/23/22 20th UNTITLED 20TH CENTURY

And here’s Ryan Reynold’s hilarious take on the news:

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