Disney+ Delays Releases for Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp

By Richard Nebens Posted:
Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp

Disney+ has become the most popular new streaming service in the world since its debut in November 2019, when it kicked off with 26.5 million followers in its first month. As of April 2020, that number has grown to over 50 million with more assuredly on the way. As the new home for all things Marvel, Star Wars and more, the service is filled with hundreds of the company's most popular shows and biggest blockbuster movies.

Some of the most popular titles include all nine movies of the Skywalker saga and nearly every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date (except The Incredible Hulk from Universal and both Spider-Man films from Sony). Two of the most recent films of the MCU will be joining the streaming service as well, but news has just come regarding exactly when they will come.


Via Twitter user afterburner79, the releases of two of Marvel Studios' 2018 blockbusters on Disney+ have been delayed. Both films are available to stream on Netflix before their move to Disney+; Avengers: Infinity War's Disney+ release is delayed from June 25 to June 26 while the Disney+ release of Ant-Man and the Wasp is delayed from July 29 to August 14.


No official reason was given for delay of the two movies arriving on Disney+, but it's most likely a very small legality issue. Both films are at the end of their legal contracts with Netflix before they join the rest of the MCU family on Disney+, so it would seem that both had to make some minor adjustments to the specific changeover dates. 

This could also be strategic on Disney's part to bring both movies in at those specific dates with the new MCU mini-series still set to debut right around the same time. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still set to begin streaming on Disney+ in August, right after both films become available to watch, and it would be a fun way for fans to jump back into the fray after the long break between MCU releases. This will also precede the theatrical release of Marvel's first Phase 4 movie Black Widow, set to come to theaters on November 6, 2020.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.