Marvel fans can rejoice as an official release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for Disney+ has been announced. As the film continues to see worldwide success at the box office, fans won’t have to wait too long to relive some of their favorite moments when it officially debuts on Disney’s streaming platform on January 20, according to a recent report from CBR.
The digital release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Disney’s recent trend of debuting Marvel Studios films on the streaming service shortly after their theatrical release but before their physical media debut. Despite its streaming debut just weeks away, no official Blu-ray release date for the film has been revealed yet, but with its debut on Disney+ just around the corner, an official announcement is likely to follow soon.
It wasn’t long ago that fans went back to the mighty kingdom of Wakanda then Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted in theaters in November 2022 to positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Many received an 84% critical score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 94% verified audience rating, with many praising the film for its epic action sequences, acting and emotionally gripping story. Still playing in theaters after nearly two months, the film has so far earned $440 million at the domestic box office for a worldwide total of $820 million, marking another hit for Marvel, despite falling short of the first film’s $1.382 billion.
After the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverkicks off Marvel Studios Phase Five in February with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will feature the titular heroes on a journey into the Quantum Realm, where they encounter Kang the Conqueror, the newest threat to the MCU. Other upcoming movies from Marvel Studios this year include Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 on May 5 and The Marvels on 28 July.
Alongside the release of several prominent films, Marvel Studios will continue to expand its franchise on Disney+ with several streaming programs such as Secret Invasion, Loki Season 2, and Echoalongside the release of Ironheartwhich recently made its MCU debut in Wakanda foreverplayed by Dominique Thorne. With a fresh start in 2023, the year is already shaping up to be the next big step for the beloved long-running franchise.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in theaters and will be available to stream on Disney+ on January 20. Check out Collider’s interview with the director Ryan Cooler under: