Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently in theatres and everyone wants to know one thing – when will it be on Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is the home of Marvel’s movies and they’ve already released Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access back in July.
Shang-Chi is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second Phase Four theatrical release after Black Widow.
Fans of the franchise can expect to see Shang-Chi on Disney Plus but the big question is when will it be on the streaming service.
The super-hero film which stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi premiered on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 in the United States.
Unfortunately, and unlike Black Widow, Shang-Chi was released exclusively in theaters and did not have a simultaneous release on Disney Plus Premier Access. Disney has said that they will be premiering all their remaining 2021 films in theaters only.
When Will Shang-Chi Premiere on Disney Plus?
Disney CEO Bob Chapek has said during a call with investors in mid-August that Shang-Chi would be premiering exclusively in theaters and would have a 45-day run before it goes to Disney Plus.
He said that it will be part of “an interesting experiment” to test out the 45-day window on a top tier film so they could refine their release strategy on future films. Then they would take it immediately to Disney Plus which would provide further data.
Normally, movies released in theaters would run for 90 days but Shang-Chi is set to only run for half that time.
This meant that Marvel fans could see the film to be on Disney Plus any time after October 17th which is 45 days after it’s theatrical debut.
It has been confirmed that the film is set to hit Disney Plus on November 12 which is the same day it hits other digital platforms like Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu.
How To Watch Shang-Chi Free When It’s Released
For now, if you want to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, you’ll have to get a ticket and go to the theaters to see it.
If you decide to wait, Shang-Chi will be going to Disney Plus on November 12th, just in time for Thanksgiving.
You’ll need a subscription to Disney Plus to be able to watch it or you can pay to stream it on one of the other platforms if you already have access to those.
Disney Plus doesn’t currently have a free trial through their website but you can get a full 6 month free trial by subscribing to Amazon Music Unlimited right now.