After its release in theaters, fans of Marvel Studios’ The Marvels discovered when the movie would be accessible for online purchase. The MCU sequel will be obtainable on digital platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon, and Google Play on Tuesday, January 16. There will be a 67-day interval between the theatrical release of The Marvels and its online availability, with no official confirmation yet regarding when the movie will be accessible for streaming on Disney+.
The Marvels Debut on Disney+
Examining recent MCU releases on Disney+ provides context for estimating when The Marvels might be added to Disney’s streaming service.
In 2022, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever set a record for the longest wait between its theatrical release and streaming debut within the MCU, with 82 days. Following its impressive box office performance of nearly $860 million, this timeline was understandable. Subsequently, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 made its Disney+ debut 89 days after its theatrical release. The third installment in the blockbuster franchise approached Black Panther 2’s box office earnings, reaching around $845 million globally.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, with a 90-day gap between its theatrical release and Disney+ debut, is a key reference point for estimating when The Marvels might be added to Disney’s streaming platform.
It’s worth noting that Ant-Man’s third installment faced legal issues involving Jonathan Majors, who was dealing with domestic abuse charges in court. These circumstances likely influenced the release timeline for the film on streaming services.
If The Marvels follows the typical MCU pattern of arriving on Disney+ about 80-90 days after its theatrical release and considering the usual Tuesday release trend for MCU films on the platform, it might be available on Disney+ between January 30 and February 13.
However, considering the film’s critical reception and box office performance, Marvel may choose to release it on Disney+ earlier than usual. The exact release date on the streaming platform will ultimately depend on Marvel Studios’ strategy and decisions.
The Marvels will be available for online purchase starting on Tuesday, January 16.