Exclusive: The New Mutants headed to both Disney+ and Sky Cinema/NOW TV (as early as April 2021)
In a document found online, it has been revealed that 20th Century Studios' The New Mutants will be debuting on both Disney+ and also Sky Cinema/NOW TV later this year.
4th May 2021 will mark 9 months after the film's initial UK cinema release. Disney has previously gone around 8-9 months before they release a film to Disney+. A good example is Spies in Disguise originally released in the UK on Boxing Day last year. The film later debuted on Disney+ back on September 11th last year, a whopping 37 weeks / just under 9 months after release... Frozen 2 also debuted exactly 8 months after it's UK theatrical release, only having a 32 week window between its cinema and Disney+ debut. Note: Not every streaming release follows the 9 month schedule, and all dates mentioned in the article are approximate estimates
Whilst the date has not been confirmed yet, I can predict a debut as early as April 23rd, or anytime between then and May 7th which is most expected at the time of writing - with the film debuting on both platforms simultaneously thanks to Disney's and BSkyB's deal.
Back in March of last year, the deal signed by Disney and Sky meant that Sky had the first-pay window for all 20th Century Studio titles - so it meant that films like Le Mans 66, Terminator: Dark Fate, and Underwater could premiere first, exclusively on Sky Cinema. The deal also saw Frozen 2, and The Rise of Skywalker debut on Sky Cinema, and the permanent closure of the Sky Cinema Disney channel, which had been operation since 2012 when it took over from Disney Cinemagic.
What is most interesting about this, is that The New Mutants will also debut on Disney+ - the film originally had a 15 rating in the UK and this is the first signs of adult content being added to the service now they have officially announced Star on Disney+, which debuts on February 23rd.
What Fox films are you looking forward to see premiere on Star? Will we see a similar form of content sharing between Sky and Disney as Star debuts next month? Time will tell...
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