Quite a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are available on Disney+, but Black Panther. is one of the few films that are still missing - and now we know when it's expected to release on hte new streaming service. When Disney+ launched, 16 of the 23 MCU films were part of the lineup, all of which the streaming service had previously confirmed on Twitter. However, many franchise fans were curious about the missing titles.
The handful of missing MCU films from the lineup are Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Incredible Hulk, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and of course, Black Panther. Fortunately, the new Disney platform offers an easy way to pinpoint when certain films will be available to stream. And by the end of 2019, a new MCU title will indeed be added to Disney+. But it’s not Black Panther.
Black Panther will be added to the Disney+ library on March 4, 2020 - just over two years after it hit theaters and broke records worldwide. At the moment, subscribers have the option to add Coogler’s film to their watchlist, along with other missing films like Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 29, 2020), Avengers: Infinity War (June 25, 2020), and Thor: Ragnarok (December 5, 2019).
Black Panther wasn't part of the Disney+ launch lineup because it's currently at Netflix. So, Coogler's film won’t be moved over to Disney+ until that streaming contract expires, as is the case with many of the missing films from the launch lineup. For what it’s worth, though, Black Panther won’t be permanently relocated to Disney+ in March 2020. Because of a technicality, it will eventually be moved back to Netflix - but not for several years. Per an existing agreement, all MCU films released between January 2016 and December 2018 will go back to Netflix in 2026. Black Panther released in February 2018, so fans will have to plan accordingly when the streaming situation changes in the latter half of the next decade. Still, as long as people download the movie on Disney+ before then, they can continue to watch it even when it leaves the platform.
But by that point, they might want to watch Black Panther 2 more than the first film. Black Panther 2 is scheduled for a May 6, 2022 release, so streaming newcomers to Wakanda don’t exactly have to scramble in order to keep up. For those who are curious about the MCU, Disney+ will be the ideal platform to commence a proper chronological binge, or at least for what’s available. As of now, there’s plenty of MCU content to consume, and Black Panther is mostly definitely on the way.