Disney+ Announces Thor: Love and Thunder’s Streaming Release Date

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Disney+ Announces Thor: Love and Thunder’s Special Release Date

Disney recently began a yearly event last year called Disney+ Day, in which new announcements relating to the streaming service would be revealed. Since then, fans began predicting what Marvel Studios would reveal at the next Disney+ Day in 2022.

In addition to a flurry of announcements for upcoming releases headed to the platform, 2021's Disney+ Day event dropped a few nuggets directly onto the platform itself. 

One such reveal last year in anticipation of Disney+ Day was the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on the streaming service. So, it follows suit that another Marvel Studios film would be announced to release on the same day as Disney+ Day 2022.

Thor: Love and Thunder Arrives on Disney+ (Very Soon)

In anticipation of the next Disney+ Day, Disney has announced a list of films and series that will premiere on Thursday, September 8, including Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder.

To celebrate the occasion, a new poster for the movie has been revealed by Chris Hemsworth himself:

Thor Disney+ Day Poster

Hemsworth's fourth solo outing as the God of Thunder won't be the only MCU release to hit the service on Disney+ Day though, as the fourth Thor will be joined by the release of a new documentary special for the film in addition to the fourth episode of She-Hulk.

Only 16 days, 18 hours, and 59 minutes until September 8, but who’s counting? (It’s us, we are.)

Which #DisneyPlusDay Premiere are you most excited to stream?!

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In addition, a documentary about the development of Obi-Wan Kenobi, A Jedi's Return, will also premiere on the streaming service on September 8.

What Else Will Disney+ Day Bring for Marvel?

Last year, it was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and this year it'll be Thor: Love and Thunder. So, it seems like it'll become a tradition for Disney to release a Marvel Studios film on Disney+ Day each year.

As for which film from Marvel Studios will get the same treatment next year, it seems more than likely that it'll be the Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, which will release in theaters on July 28, 2023. Considering the release window and when Disney typically holds this streaming event, it fits.

Another big question is what other reveals Marvel and Disney have in store for the big day. Last year's Disney+ Day brought several announcements for new MCU series, though it's unclear whether the same treatment will be given to 2022's event. Not only is Disney+ Day following on from Marvel's jaw-dropping Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but it is also occurring just before D23, which is expected to bring its own set of reveals.

The most likely candidate would be first looks at the two remaining Marvel projects on Disney+: The Werewolf by Night Halloween special and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Both are set to release on the service this year, yet neither have received any footage for fans to sink their teeth into. Disney+ Day could be the perfect time to showcase these specials without eating into what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has in store for D23.

For now, fans will be able to watch Love and Thunder again, and again, and again on Disney+ in the comfort of their home on September 8.

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- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.