In the film Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor and battles Christian Bale‘s evil Gorr, the God Butcher, who is on a mission to exterminate all of the gods in the cosmos.
The movie, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now in theaters, but when will it be available to stream on Disney+?
The streamer has yet to announce a release date, but recent Marvel movies might offer some clues.
Prior to its release on Disney+, Eternals was exclusively in theaters for 68 days, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was similarly on the streamer 70 days following its theatrical debut.
On opposite ends of the spectrum, Black Widow was released on Disney+ for free 90 days after it hit theaters, though it was accessible on Disney+ on the same day it arrived in theaters for $30. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the most current theatrical blockbuster from Disney, debuted on Disney+ 48 days after its initial release on the big screen.
So it’s almost certain Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive on the streamer 45 to 90 days after its debut in theaters on July 8, meaning the movie could arrive on Disney+ from Aug. 22 to Oct. 6. That’s still a pretty wide range, so can we narrow that further?
Another factor to take into account is Disney+ Day, which takes place this year on Sept. 8. The global celebration leads into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim, Calif. The streaming service will offer exclusive events for viewers and subscribers and premiere fresh material from its most recognizable brands, including the premiere of the brand-new live-action Pinocchio on Disney+ Day.
Additionally, the streamer will reveal more Disney+ Day premieres from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic in the coming months.
So we could have a definitive release date for Thor: Love and Thunder on Sept. 8, or the streamer could go one step further and drop the movie sometime around that date without warning.
After all, Shang-Chi debuted on Disney+ Day the year before, so it’s possible that Thor 4 will follow the same pattern.