When Black Panther hit movies theaters in February, it didn’t take long for it to become not only one of the most influential movies of all time but one of the highest grossing at the box office, too. And all those box office records are probably because so many people saw the movie more than once. And very, soon everyone will able to watch it as many times as they want. Per an announcement from Netflix, the landmark film will be hitting the streaming platform way sooner than you think.
Black Panther will hit Netflix on September 4th, making it the last piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will make it to the streaming platform before Disney moves forward with the rollout of its own streaming service in 2019. Once Disney gets their own platform up and running, most of their properties, both in television and film, will be housed there exclusively.
Still, if you don’t have more money to shell out for Disney’s new streaming service, which will in all likelihood be at least slightly more expensive than most alternatives, Black Panther will be available for a while. Just like Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther will stream on Netflix for exactly a year and a half before being removed. In the meantime, you’ll still be able to catch popular Marvel titles like Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead of the big switch.
Still, the September 4th release date is only set for Netflix US. Black Panther won’t be available on Netflix Canada until sometime later in September or October, and won’t be available in the UK until probably a year after that.