The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced changes to its upcoming film release plans and has shifted Marvel’s “Black Widow,” among few other productions, to its streaming platform Disney+ simultaneously with theatre release.

“Black Widow,” which was originally planned to be released in May 2020, was deferred till May 7, 2021. It will now be released on July 9 in theatres. It will also be available on the company’s streaming platform for a $30 early-access fee.

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The announcement can be seen as a blow to the hopes of a recovery for theatres reeling under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many big movies have chosen streaming and premium-on-demand in recent months, Marvel movies have been Hollywood’s most bankable for box-office collection.

Disney will launch its summer with “Cruella” on the scheduled date of May 28. The “101 Dalmatians” spinoff starring Emma Stone will also be released in both theatres and on Disney+ for $30, AP reported.

“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” AP quoted Kareem Daniel, Disney’s distribution chief as saying.

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“By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world,” he added.

Disney has also postponed the releases of several other titles, “Free Guy” (From May 21 to Aug. 13); “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (from July 9 to Aug. 3); “Deep Water” (from Aug. 13 to January 2022); “The King’s Man” (from Aug. 20 to Dec. 22); and “Death on the Nile” (from Sept. 17 to February 2022), AP report said.