When will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever be released on Disney Plus? Unfortunately, we still don’t have an answer. However, it is possible that it will appear on a Disney streamer January 2023.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hit cinemas on November 11, so almost two months have passed since its world premiere. Surely coming soon to one of the best streaming services?
Well, according to the January 2023 Disney Plus launch schedule, it’s not coming yet. However, Marvel and Disney usually announce when Marvel movies will arrive on the streamer in a separate press release. In short: stick to TechRadar for an official announcement soon.
If you’re looking for more news on Black Panther 2’s potential debut on Disney Plus, we’ve gathered even more information below. So what are you waiting for? stuck in!
When is the Black Panther 2 release date on Disney Plus?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has no official Disney Plus release date. The MCU Phase 4 movie hit theaters in November 2022, but we believe it will arrive in January 2023. This is based on what we know about some of the best superhero movies released on Disney Plus.
First, Marvel movies don’t appear on Disney’s streaming platform immediately after a theatrical release. Each film has a worldwide 45-day theatrical exclusivity. If Black Panther 2 was released Exactly 45 days after November 11 will start on Monday, December 26.
Unfortunately, this premiere on December 26 will not happen. Marvel hasn’t released any of its post-Avengers: Endgame movies on a Disney streamer so soon after their theatrical release. The exception to this rule is Black Widow, which received a release date in cinemas and on Disney Plus in July 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, Disney traditionally releases new movies and TV shows on Wednesdays. That temporarily changed when She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuted on Thursday (August 18). This was due to the mid-week release of the Star Wars Andor television series. Apparently, Marvel and Lucasfilm didn’t want their tent franchises competing for viewers on the same day.
If Black Panther 2 follows Marvel’s traditional Wednesday launch for Disney Plus releases, it’s coming out on Wednesday, December 28, right? No – and Eternals has the key to explaining why.
The Eternals hit theaters on November 5, 2021, but wasn’t available to stream on Disney Plus until January 12, 2022. That’s because Marvel co-released Spider-Man: No Way Home (with Sony Pictures) in December 2021 In our opinion, Marvel did not want the release of Disney PLus Eternals to conflict with the theatrical performance of No Way Home as this could distract fans from going to No Way Home.
Add to that the fact that Wakanda Forever is still money – as of December 16, it raised $789 million worldwide (for Box Office Mojo (opens in a new tab)) – and it’s not in Marvel’s financial interest to end its theatrical run and release it on Disney Plus (free, remember!) after holiday season.
All said and done, don’t expect Marvel to release Wakanda Forever on Disney Plus until mid-January 2023.
Is there an end credits scene in Black Panther 2?
Yes, but there’s only one post-credits scene in Wakanda Forever – not two.
We explained what that mid-credits sting means for the Black Panther movie franchise (and the wider MCU) in this Black Panther: Wakanda Forever article ending and explaining the post-credits scene. It requires a deep dive into the more spoilery elements of the movie, so only proceed if you’ve seen the movie.
What is the running time of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is two hours and 41 minutes long. This includes his only post-credits scene and two credits sequences.
Interestingly, this makes Black Panther 2 the second longest MCU movie of all time. It is only surpassed by Avengers: Endgame’s three-hour running time, while it is four minutes longer than the divisive Eternals movie.
For more Wakanda Forever content, check out our “Who is Namor?” and “Who is Ironheart?” explainers. You can also find out how to watch the Marvel movies in order, or see where we ranked Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in our ultimate Marvel movies guide.