After years of playing the fun and down-to-earth guy, Ethan Hawke will be a full-fledged serial killer in Black Phonecoming to the cinema this weekend.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, who also wrote a script with C. Robert Cargill, the film is adapted from the 2004 short story of the same name by Joe Hill (aka Stephen King’s son). It takes place in a small town in Colorado in 1978, where a mad masked killer, known as “The Grabber,” kidnaps and kills children. His final victim, a boy named Finney (played by Mason Thames) is locked in a basement with nothing but a disconnected phone. On the phone, Finney hears voices… and they might be able to help him escape.
Black Phone It’s been well-received by critics so far, so if you’re looking for this summer’s spooky film, look no further. Here’s what to know about where to watch Black Phone and when expected Black Phone on stream.
WHERE TO WATCH BLACK PHONE:
For now, the only way to watch Black Phone is to go to the movies. Black Phone will open in theaters across the US on Friday, June 24. You can find tickets at the nearest theater via Fandango.
After the theatrical screening of the film, you will be able to purchase Black Phone on digital platforms like Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more. You can also stream movies on Peacock—read on to learn more.
WHEN WILL BLACK PHONE BECOME STREAMING?
There is no digital release date or VOD yet for Black Phone. That said, you may not have to wait too long.
Black Phone is a Universal film, and previous Universal films such as Northerners landed on VOD about a month, or 45 days, after it opened in theaters. If Black Phonefollowing a similar pattern, you can expect to be able to rent movies on VOD by mid-August 2022. You’ll also see Black Phone in Peacock Premium at about the same time.
All this to say: We don’t know exactly when Black Phone will be on VOD. But we can hope Black Phone be at Peacock in 2022, because Starting with the 2022 film roster, Universal films will now become Peacock Premium as soon as 45 days after opening in theaters. (That said, it could be more than 45 days.)
WHEN WILL BLACK PHONE BECOME A PEACOCK?
There is no Peacock streaming release date yet for Black Phone. That said, we can guess when Black Phone will be on the streaming service. Another latest Universal Movie, Northernersstarts streaming on Peacock Premium after 45 days of theater performances, and is also available on VOD the next day.
If Black Phone following a similar streaming release strategy, you can expect Black Phone for release on Peacock sometime in the second week of August 2022.
WILL BLACK PHONE STREAMING ON HBO MAX?
Not. Black Phone is a Universal film, not Warner Bros. Additionally, HBO Max will no longer be showing theatrical films in 2022. (Last year, Warner Bros. chose to simultaneously release its theater listings streaming, meaning HBO Max subscribers can watch movies like Matrix Awakening at home. However, this year, the Warner Bros. theatrical film. will only be in theaters for 45 days before moving to HBO Max.) It’s possible that Black Phone will be on HBO and HBO Max someday, but not anytime soon.
IS BLACK PHONE STREAMING ON NETFLIX?
Black Phone won’t be on Netflix anytime soon. However, the film may eventually make its way to Netflix, though not for another 4 years. deal Universal and Netflix provide streaming service access to live-action films from the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Focus Features, about four years after opening in theaters. In the case of Black Phonethat means July 2026. That’s a long time to wait, so if you want to see the film ASAP, your best option is to go to the cinema or wait for it at Peacock.