Ready to cry over a good Pixar movie? Luca is the next flick in line from the famous animation studio, following on from the Christmas release, Soul.
Set in a seaside town in the Italian Riviera, Luca is a coming-of-age film all about a boy who shares his life adventures with his best friend. However, he’s harbouring a big secret – he’s actually a sea monster from another land.
If you’d like to watch it either in the cinema or at home, then here’s everything you need to know. We also have similar articles for Cruella and The Suicide Squad.
When does Luca release?
Luca will release on 18 June 2021, making it the first Pixar film of 2021. You can get hyped by taking a look at the official trailer below:
Will Luca release in cinemas?
Yes – lockdowns have now started to lift in both the UK and US, which means that cinemas have now reopened for screenings.
Pre-orders for tickets aren’t yet live, but UK readers will be able to purchase them from the likes of Vue, Cineworld, Odeon, The Everyman, Empire, and Showcase. Those in the US will be able to buy them from AMC, Fandango and Atom Tickets.
However, you don’t have to go the cinema to watch Luca – you can also do so at home.
Will Luca release on Disney Plus?
Yes – like Black Widow and Cruella, Luca will release both in cinemas and on the streaming service Disney Plus. However, subscribers will only be able to access it via Disney+ Premiere Access, which is a premium cost on top of an existing account.
Luca will be available to purchase for £19.99 in the UK, and $29.99 in the US. If you’re not already subscribed to Disney+, you can do so on the website. An account costs £7.99/$7.99 per month, or £79.90/$79.99 per year at the time of writing.
Here’s what you’ll need to do on 18 June to watch Luca at home:
Sign into your Disney+ account and head to the homepage
Click on Luca
Click ‘Get Premiere Access’
Confirm it is an additional purchase, and that you’re happy to billed extra
Will Luca be available on VOD and DVD?
If you’re a Disney Plus subscriber but wouldn’t like to pay the extra cost for Premiere Access, then you can wait a few months for Luca to become free to watch on the Disney Plus library. This was done for previous movies released via this method, such as Mulan.
As for the DVD release, this will also likely come a few months after the initial cinematic debut. It may hit Disney Plus before it hits DVD stands – once we know more, we’ll update this article.