The Disney+ streaming release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally been revealed by a listing on its Disney+ page.
Some have expected it to premiere on the streaming service after its expected 45-day exclusive theatrical window. However, a past report revealed that Marvel Studios had no plans to release on Disney+ at the end of 2022.
When Will Black Panther 2 Be on Disney Plus?
Update: Disney+ confirmed on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's homepage that the sequel will debut on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
This will mark 82 days after Black Panther 2 debuted in theaters on November 11, 2022, exceeding the theater-to-streaming gaps of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (a record-low 47 days) and Thor: Love and Thunder (62 days).
This confirmation comes a day after the Disney+ Support Team prematurely shared the incorrect date of January 20 for Wakanda Forever's streaming premiere:
Why Black Panther 2's Delayed Disney+ Release Is Good
Marvel is poised to have another big year as the studio is set to release a number of projects that will expand the MCU.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Disney+ release this January is a fitting start, especially after the sequel made history by becoming the highest-grossing female-led superhero movie in the United States.
Black Panther 2's streaming release also comes a month before Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's theatrical premiere, thus allowing diehard fans to complete a full MCU rewatch before the start of Phase 5.
Moreover, the sequel's Disney+ premiere also provides an opportunity for viewers to catch the movie's many Easter eggs, such as Kilmonger's connection to Shuri's Black Panther suit and the first appearance of T'Challa's son before the post-credits scene.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still playing in theaters worldwide.