Earlier today, Disney held a presentation where they unveiled their new streaming service, Disney+. The service will launch on November 12th, 2019 and will cost only $6.99 per month. Like Netflix, they will only be offering one package, which will be ad-free.
Thrilled to share a first look at Disney+ with you! pic.twitter.com/iiqjFjaNra
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 11, 2019
The biggest reveals during the presentation were that of Marvel and Star Wars. The two are arguably Disney’s most lucrative properties and fans were anxious to see what would be unveiled today. Thankfully Disney did not disappoint and we have all the pertinent information regarding the properties below.
Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes will be getting their own show on Disney+ in the form of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Both Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will be returning to the roles of Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, respectively. This is my most anticipated Marvel show announced, as these two are some of my favorite characters in the MCU and I am very excited to see what stories the show will adapt.
The second series announced was the long anticipated Scarlet Witch and Vision series. It will be titled WandaVision and will see Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany returning to their respective roles. To be honest, this is probably my least anticipated series, as I feel that neither character has been done justice so far. However, I truly hope that they can turn that around with this series.
Kevin Feige then announced that miniseries’ for both Hawkeye and Loki were in development. Hawkeye’s series will see Jeremy Renner returning to the role as he trains a young Kate Bishop. Loki’s series has fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston returning and is a bit of a mystery as to when it will take place, as Loki met his end in the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War. Feige also announced a “What if” animated series which will put spins on popular Marvel storylines and will debut with an episode exploring the idea of Peggy Carter receiving the super-solider serum instead of Steve Rogers. This series seems as if it will be a very fun idea and I am excited to see how it turns out.
Disney announced that The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series, will release on November 12th with the debut of Disney+. The show is being directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and takes place after Return of the Jedi. It will follow a bounty hunter living in the Outer Rim. Out of all the shows announced today, this is far and away the one I am most excited for. Jon Favreau is an extremely talented director and I have no doubt that the show is in the best hands. Everything we have seen so far hints that the show is pulling out all the stops and will have the same production quality as the films.
The second Star Wars series announced was the long rumored Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna returning to the role. The series will take place before the events of Rogue One and follow the adventures of Andor and his companion K2SO, with Alan Tudyk returning to voice the fan-favorite droid.
Disney will also be adding 400 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. Their classic animated films will make their way to the service, along with the MCU films. Furthermore, their is speculation that Disney will eventually offer a bundle package which will include Hulu and ESPN+, their other two streaming services.
Overall, it seems that Disney has once again knocked it out of the park, and I cannot wait for November.
What’re your thoughts on the presentation? Are you excited for Disney+? Which show are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments and on social media!