As the world continues to practice social distancing, movie theaters throughout the world remain closed. This has resulted in a number of movies getting pushed back and rescheduled. However, Disney has decided to do things a bit differently with their film Artemis Fowl by skipping the theaters altogether, instead choosing to premiere the film on Disney+ (free trial) on June 12.
This is an unprecedented move for Disney. The premiere dates for other major films such as Black Widow and Mulan have been delayed. But Disney has decided to launch Artemis Fowl on its streaming platform in an attempt to bolster subscriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the streaming service being less than six months old, Disney+ already boasts more then 50 million subscribers, with a recent increase as a result of the service being launched in India this month.
Artemis Fowl is a family adventure film based on Eoin Colfer’s best-selling YA book. The story follows a 12-year-old genius that comes from a long line of criminal masterminds as he tries to save his kidnapped father. Together we discover an underground world of fairies as Artemis attempts to bring the kidnapper the fairies’ coveted, powerful magical device. Ferdia Shaw, a newcomer to the industry, plays the title role of Artemis. A cast including Nonso Anozie, Judi Dench, Colin Farrell, Josh Gad, Lara McDonnell, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel, Adrian Scarborough, and Tamara Smart join him in the adventure film. You can check out the trailer below.
Watch on Disney+
While the Disney+ launch date is a bit delayed from the post-Memorial Day weekend release that was initially planned, fans will still have something to look forward to as we continue spending time indoors. To catch Artemis Fowl online, you’ll need a Disney+ subscription. Disney+ is a contract-free service costing $6.99 per month. With Disney+ you can watch on-demand shows, movies, and original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. Since the service is still relatively new, new content is being added regularly. Check out our review of Disney+ or check it out for yourself with a 7-day free trial.