When will Doctor Strange 2 air on Disney Plus?
Doctor Strange 2 is the next big MCU movie to hit theaters, with a May 6 release date that no longer seems to be delayed. That means we’re three months away from a multiverse adventure that will be even bigger than Spider-Man: No Coming Home. Like other MCU movies right now, Multiverse of Madness will be released exclusively in theaters. You can’t watch Doctor Strange 2 on Disney Plus on the same date, it hits theaters.
However, you won’t have to wait very long to stream Marvel’s next blockbuster.
MCU movie delays
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Disney to postpone various movie releases and delay some productions. Lockdowns disrupted filming and new health guidelines made it impossible to go to the movies for a while. Cinemas have reopened, but many people are still not comfortable going to the cinema.
This led to an unexpected hiatus for MCU content that lasted until early 2021. That’s when the first Disney+ show hit the streaming service.
Then, Black Widow saw a day and date version which turned out to be quite controversial. Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney after the company allegedly refused contact with her. The studio handled the matter anything but gently before the two sides finally settled.
All subsequent MCU titles have seen theatrical releases only.
Marvel delayed its MCU movies again last fall, starting with Doctor Strange 2. It had nothing to do with the new wave of infections. Reports at the time indicated that Marvel needed plenty of reshoots to Multiverse of Madnesswhich meant the film could not premiere on March 25.
It’s like that Doctor Strange 2 got a release on May 6. And the delay also impacts the launch of Disney Plus.
Doctor Strange 2 Disney+ release date
Marvel Movies Should Hit Disney+ 45 days after their theatrical release. Simple math tells us that Doctor Strange 2 will be available on Disney Plus on June 20 at the earliest.
However, this 45-day period is not set in stone. Disney could still make changes to the streaming window for a number of reasons.
But Disney has publicly stated that Doctor Strange 2 will be first on Disney Plus this summer. The news came straight from the company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, during Disney’s earnings Webcast Wednesday evening.
The executive too noted the “performance of securities” as No coming home like the impetus to have MCU movies on Disney Plus. But he refrained from announcing a No coming home streaming service release date.
As we explained, No coming home will reach Starz long before Disney Plus. This is because Sony owns the rights to Spider Man, and No coming home is a Sony production.
Disney controls everything else in the MCU, so fans can rest assured that Marvel’s other MCU movies will be available on Disney+ approximately two months after their theatrical debut.