Thor: Love and Thunder is mere days away from unleashing its godly power upon the moviegoing world. The Taika Waititi-directed epic marks the fourth Thor solo film since the character’s debut back in 2011. Alongside Waititi, star Chris Hemsworth is back as the hammer-wielding God of Thunder, while Natalie Portman returns in her first MCU film since 2013 as Jane Foster/ Mighty Thor.
Love and Thunder has been a long time coming, as fans eagerly await Marvel Studios’ latest theatrical adventure. Reviews for the project have been mostly positive thus far with The Direct’s Richard Nebens calling it “one of the best films in [the MCU] to date.”
But with every new theatrical MCU release now comes the question of when the title will appear on Disney+. So, as Thor: Love and Thunder approaches a wide release, here are the best bets as to when the film will hit Disney’s streaming platform.
When Will Thor: Love and Thunder Begin Streaming?
With Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder releasing in movie theaters around the world, fans have begun to wonder when the film will eventually come to Disney+. Right now, that timeframe is anyone’s guess, but there is some data available to look at to get a good idea as to when the movie will make its way home.
Thus far in Phase 4, audiences have seen a few distances between theatrical release and streaming debut.
Most recently, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness saw the shortest time started exclusively on the big screen as it streaming only 47 days after release in theaters. If Love and Thunder were to follow in Mo‘s footsteps, that would put the Chris Hemsworth sequel on Disney’s streaming home on Wednesday, August 24. Right now, that feels like the best bet.
Other films in Phase 4 have had different exclusive theatrical windows. Eternals was on the big screen for 68 days before arriving on Disney+ and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings came on the streaming service 70 days after its theatrical premiere. Both of these numbers certainly feel at the higher end, so if Thor 4 were to break that the Multiverse of Madness mark, it would likely not eclipse the 70-day number of Shang-Chi.
Thor 4’s Best Chances for Disney+ Release
Another factor to consider when predicting Love and Thunder‘s streaming date is Disney+ Day. The unofficial holiday celebrating the House of Mouse has garnered attention in recent years as the company reveals updates on various projects headed to the service as well as some surprise drops on the day of.
last year, Shang-Chi debuted on Disney+ Day after its theatrical run. So, there is a chance that Thor 4 could follow the same pattern.
This year’s streaming festivities are planned for September 8, which is 64 days after Love and Thunder‘s release date. This would be longer than some may expect and would be butting up against the higher end of these predictions, but it is totally plausible.
What better way to celebrate the day than to have one of Disney’s biggest movies of the year hit its streaming hub?
Thor: Love and Thunder debuts in theaters on July 8.