Disney+ has given us everything we could ask for in a streaming platform, from classic animations to beloved Pixar movies. Almost all of the Marvel Universe films are available to stream as well, but one important superhero movie still seems to be missing for our viewing pleasure: Black Panther. Luckily, we have an answer about its whereabouts, and it's both good and bad.
The good news is Disney has announced that Black Panther will be available to stream. The bad news is we'll have to wait until March 4. Disney+ teases us a bit on its platform because when you search for the movie, it does pop up and looks available to stream. But instead of a play button, there's a message on the webpage that says it's unavailable due to existing agreements (probably with Netflix, where it is currently streaming).
You can add the movie to your watchlist so that once it becomes available, it will show up on your homepage. And given Black Panther's mega-success when it was released in 2018, we can only assume its popularity will continue among the millions of Disney+ subscribers. The story follows young king T'Challa who is challenged with saving his homeland of Wakanda from a ruthless enemy. The film became a cultural phenomenon and marked a major milestone in Hollywood, featuring a predominantly Black cast. It's the first blockbuster superhero film of its kind for Marvel and a positive sign that people of diverse identities are making their lasting mark on film media.
For those really in need of a Marvel Studios binge session, there are still a lot of options. Some of the many Marvel films currently available on Disney+ are Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a bunch more. In the meantime, we'll continue watching the rest of Disney's catalogue and count down the days until Black Panther will be "Wakanda Forever" on Disney+.