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How to Watch Marvel Studios' Black Widow in Canada

How to Watch Marvel Studios' Black Widow in Canada

By Simon Hung

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to movie theatres in less than a week, as Marvel Studios' Black Widow is finally set to premiere this Friday, July 9 in Canada.

Black Widow will be the first movie released in the MCU since Spider-Man: Far From Home debuted in June 2019, after pandemic lockdowns and theatre closures worldwide delayed the premiere of the highly-anticipated action flick by over a year.

In Canada, Black Widow will be released simultaneously in movie theatres (where open) and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Premier Access is a one-time fee that will let you stream Black Widow as many times as you want during its theatrical run, up until it's made available for all Disney+ subscribers starting October 6. Premier Access is priced at $34.99 and an active Disney+ subscription is required to purchase.

Black Widow will be the fourth movie released through Premier Access, which essentially works out to be a 90-day early access rental for Disney+ subscribers who pay the one-time fee. Premier Access will likely be the only legal option for many Canadians to watch Black Widow at launch, as sit-down theatres have not been given the green-light to re-open in some provinces, most notably Ontario.

As of July 1, most movie theatres in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland are open with limited capacities, while theatres in Manitoba and Ontario remain closed.

If you're new to Disney+, you can get up to six months of the service for free with Amazon Music Unlimited – a value of up to $71.94. Otherwise, Disney+ is regularly $11.99 per month and unlocks streaming access to all three of the newest MCU series including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.

Black Widow will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ with Premier Access in Canada.

Set after the events Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow sees Natasha Romanoff reunite with friends and family-figures she knew before joining the Avengers, leading her to confront Taskmaster, a mercenary with ties to her past as a Soviet spy. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff and is joined by MCU newcomers Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov.

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    • At work so can't post YouTube link.


      Insert Family Guy cut scene of Avengers questioning the need for Black Widow. LOL

      Love her but she brings nothing to the bid screen.
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    • Maybe a few years ago, yes. But we've had her for a lot of movies now, I wouldn't mind seeing another female character headlining her own movie. Captain Marvel...or maybe female Thor?
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  • zod
    • I'd go. I think she's done an excellent job as Black Widow. She's always the backup in a support role. I'd like to see her headline her own gig. I think she's earned it. Give her a film :)
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    • I'd go, just because there is some much they could tell for her story. It would be more of a spy thriller with great fight scenes
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    • wouldnt watch, so no
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    • obviously the movie would be a spy thriller(i hope) and should be heavily based on comics based on her. instead of trying to go full out original story. when i think of what a black widow movie might look like, i think of the movie salt with angelina jolie.
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    • brandonl wrote: obviously the movie would be a spy thriller(i hope) and should be heavily based on comics based on her. instead of trying to go full out original story. when i think of what a black widow movie might look like, i think of the movie salt with angelina jolie.
      Exactly!
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    • This is just their response to Wonder Woman being the first female superhero lead movie.

      Just like how Civil War was only made because of BvS.
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    • Don't think it's necessary as ScarJo has pretty much been playing a supporting character in a number of Marvel movies now (Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers). Although a background story would be interesting I think it can be better explored via Marvel television (Agent Carter / Agents of Shield) rather than a big budget film. They've kind of already explored it a bit through Agent Carter via Liviathon.
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    • squadz wrote: This is just their response to Wonder Woman being the first female superhero lead movie.

      Just like how Civil War was only made because of BvS.
      You mean after Catwoman, Aeon Flux, and Elektra?

      If anything, the Captain Marvel movie might have been a response to WW getting a movie.
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    • UnCeo wrote: You mean after Catwoman, Aeon Flux, and Elektra?

      If anything, the Captain Marvel movie might have been a response to WW getting a movie.
      Yeah, those movies were all great /s

      This movie will do as well as Hulk did. These characters don't work on their own, they're supporting cast for a reason.
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    • She can't carry a solo flick, wouldn't watch either, rather see WW or Scarlet Witch.
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    • A year later after this thread started, it doesn't look like a BW film is any closer to reality but Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson has incepted Feige with the idea of a female heroes teamup
      She even cited an obscure comics precedent Lady Liberators

      https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-ladies-of-t ... 1819446856

      IMO it could work
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    • Chris Evans Seems to Confirm Black Widow Movie - IGN News
      Captain America himself seems to give away the existence of the secret agent's own movie.

      https://youtu.be/RIcEZKwQWyA
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    • Hmmmm. I wonder if this will include a ledger gushing in red? Would they dare show her as a bad, evil person (even if brainwashed?)
      I guess they did that already with Hawkeye who seemed to be killing quite easily for Loki.
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    • Potentially a great movie, Black Widow is a rich character with plenty of depth.

      ...

      Unlike that dumpster fire, Captain Marvel, with the emotional depth of an android, the curves of a 10 year old boy, and chiseled jaw of Jon Hamm.
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  • Haz
    • After the epic fantasy of Endgame are people ready for something a lot more "grounded" and less fantastical?


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      Whoops!

      Forgot about Far from Home so I guess Marvel's gonna be alright after all
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    • just watched the teaser... can't wait.
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    • I was never a fan of her character. Useless. She was put in for T&A but Marvel didn’t need it.

      First thing I thought of after seeing the teaser.


      https://youtu.be/ewPbjOZiUhE
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    • I wonder if one of them is Laynia Petrovna, aka Darkstar
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    • redflagdealsguy wrote: Potentially a great movie, Black Widow is a rich character with plenty of depth.

      ...

      Unlike that dumpster fire, Captain Marvel, with the emotional depth of an android, the curves of a 10 year old boy, and chiseled jaw of Jon Hamm.
      Black Widow is a great character with lots of depth, but none of her material is appropriate for Marvel's prime audience of Disney kids. An R-rated movie that casts her as the ruthless Soviet assassin she really is would do well with adults, but since Disney can't market La Femme Nikita to pre-teens this looks like a female version of Vin Diesel's xXx featuring Hopper as a wisecracking sidekick.
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  • Haz
    • TheRealVinsanity wrote: just watched the teaser... can't wait.
      I'm not even sure why they call something longer than 2 minutes a teaser instead of a trailer. No Time to Die's teaser was 15 seconds.
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    • Haz wrote: I'm not even sure why they call something longer than 2 minutes a teaser instead of a trailer. No Time to Die's teaser was 15 seconds.
      No Time To Die wasn't even the teaser. What we got as of now is a trailer to a trailer.
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    • sounds good to me!!

      I'm not venturing into a movie theatre any time soon - so anything "streaming" is much appreciated!!
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