Black Panther 2 premieres in Disney Plus after its release in theaters, but some countries will have to wait several months to be able to watch Wakanda Forever in streaming.
The new Marvel movie hits theaters the week of November 11th. In France it will debut on November 9, but the system of windows between the rooms and the platforms that the country has is something old for today’s reality. In fact, until now, it was necessary to wait 17 months, that is to say more than a year and a half, for a film to go from cinema to streaming.
After arduous negotiations, Black Panther 2 premieres on Disney Plus during the boreal spring, that is to say, a few months after its cinematic debut.
“As we’ve said before, we believe the timeline is anti-consumer and puts all studios at greater risk of piracy, which is why most stakeholders agree it should be completely overhauled. We will continue to actively participate in the upcoming meetings and work closely with the Ministry of Culture and other stakeholders to try to find a quick and equitable solution for all parties. In the meantime, we continue to make future release decisions film by film”, he said from Marvel in dialogue with the specialized portal Deadline.
According to the current terms, the cinematographic titles of Disney in France cannot be bought until four months after their debut in the theaters. A new agreement puts them at the disposal of France’s television channel, Canal Plus, after six months. Titles cannot stream on Disney Plus until 17 months after theatrical release. To further complicate matters, the title is only streaming on Disney Plus for five months, after which it will no longer stream on Disney and is available to free-to-air channels in France for an exclusive period of 14 months. The film will then eventually return to Disney Plus after a total period from theatrical release to final streaming rights of 36 months.
Meanwhile, Black Panther 2 premiering on Disney Plus in the rest of the world (including Latin America) between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, unless the film becomes a success at the box office, which could delay its premiere in streaming for a couple of months.