After completely crushing it in theatres, Marvel’s superhero movie Black Panther is coming soon to the small screen. Marvel has announced that the action film will be available to buy on streaming sites starting May 8, with a 4K Blu-ray/DVD release to follow on May 15.
There will be a number of retailer-exclusive versions available if you’re after the Blu-ray/DVD version. For example, Best Buy will have Steelbook versions, while Target has a “filmmaker edition” featuring commentary from director Ryan Coogler. Walmart, meanwhile, has an edition that comes with trading cards. You can visit Black Panther’s website to see a rundown of all the editions.
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While Marvel has yet to fully detail the contents of Black Panther‘s home video version, we expect it to contain bonus features like deleted scenes and gag reels, among other things. Last month, editor Michael Shawver told TheWrap about a scene that didn’t make the theatrical version–thankfully, it’ll be released on Blu-ray/DVD edition.
“Hands down the most painful scene to cut was [one] with Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya,”
Shawver said of the actors who played General Okoye and ambassador W’Kabi, respectively. “Those are two powerhouse actors and it was an incredible scene with so many layers to it– boyfriend and girlfriend, it was general and her advisor, all those things. That was painful.”
Black Panther recently surpassed Titanic to become the third highest-grossing movie in US history; now it’s only behind Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.