Hamilton The Broadway musical that took the world by storm in 2015 was intended for a theatrical run next year. Disney bought the global rights and planned to release the movie version on October 15, 2021. But in a surprising move, that changed, and now Hamilton comes directly to Disney + on July 3, 2020. It's more than a year early.
Now, if you are worried about a Cats level, we are good news for you. Tom Hooper is not involved, and this is not a new show for the film. Instead, as early as 2016, before any of the original actors left, a professional crew filmed three live performances.
You will see an edited version of Hamilton which combines the three performances into one. So if you're like most people who couldn't see Hamilton at the height of its popularity, this will be your chance to see it with the original cast and crew.
The fact that Disney is skipping theatrical release altogether and that it plans to release Disney + more than a year early is astonishing.
"No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural effect of & # 39; Hamilton & # 39; – an inspiring and captivating story that was told and executed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges that our facing the world is this story of leadership, strength, hope, love and the power of people to unite with resilience both relevant and influential, "said Robert A. Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company." We are excited to bring this Disney + phenomenon ahead of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind & # 39; Hamilton & # 39; to thank you for doing so more than a year before planning. " The date itself is no surprise considering Alexander Hamilton's significance in US history and the July 4 weekend. The choice to skip the theater follows similar traits from Pixar's Onward and NBCUniversal & # 39; s Trolls World Tour .