This story contains spoilers from Bullet Train.
All aboard! Bullet Train just pulled into theaters on August 5, and the movie is already building quite a big fanbase. It makes sense, as the movie is adapted from a popular Japanese novel by Kotaro Isaka and stars a legion of Hollywood heavyweights. With that combination, it's no wonder everyone is rushing to buy movie tickets.
Let's break down the premise of the film. Brad Pitt plays an assassin called Ladybug, who is tasked with the job of taking a briefcase and riding a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. But he doesn't know that three other killers are on board too and they're after his cargo. Throw in a few more Hollywood names (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Bad Bunny and Sandra Bullock), and it's sure to be a movie action-adventure fans won't forget.
We won't even ask if you're interested in this movie, because we know you are. But you may also be wondering when Bullet Train will become available to stream from home. Luckily, we were able to gather some information about this, but it may not be the exact news you were looking for.
Here are all the details to know about watching Bullet Train online:
Where to watch and stream Bullet Train:
As of right now, the only way you can see Bullet Train is if you go to the movie theater and buy a ticket for a showing. As for when the movie will land on a streaming service, it may be a while before you can watch the film online.
Bullet Train is currently being distributed by Sony Pictures, meaning that it's more than likely viewers will get the chance to see it on Netflix when the time comes. The reason behind this is due to the deal Sony struck with the streaming site back in April 2021. But here's where the good train stops. According to Variety, Netflix will only gain the rights to stream any of Sony's movies in the U.S. after it has been out about nine months.
In other words, the earliest moviegoers could see Bullet Train online is sometime in early 2023. But we present another case which may change your mind. Uncharted, the action-adventure film starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, debuted in theaters in February, but it was added to Netflix on July 25. With this in mind, we may expect Bullet Train to hit the streamer sometime in late 2022.
So, how can you watch Bullet Train once it's on Netflix? If you're a new subscriber, Netflix lets you opt into various plans which start at $9.99 a month. If you already have your own account, you can go to the movie's official page on the streamer's official site or the Netflix app, depending on where you're planning to stream the movie.
As the entertainment and news editorial assistant for Good Housekeeping, Adrianna (she/her) writes about everything TV, movies, music and pop culture. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in business management. She covers shows like The Rookie, 9-1-1 and Grey's Anatomy, though when she’s not watching the latest show on Netflix, she’s taking martial arts or drinking way too much coffee.