All of the Marvel Disney

Angelo Anderson
April 12, 2019

Disney unveiled its new streaming service to investors Thursday, aiming to compete directly for eyeballs with streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. A lot was covered during the almost 3-hour presentation, so let's dive in on everything you need to know.

Just in time for the holidays, Disney+ will launch globally on November 12 at an initial subscription price of $6.99 per month - or discounted offering of $69.99 per year.

To get it in front of more people, Disney said it has struck deals with Roku Inc and Sony Corp to distribute Disney+ on streaming devices and console gaming systems and expects it to be widely available on smart televisions, tablets, and other outlets by launch.

Disney+ will allow downloading, meaning all content from the service will be accessible offline.

They have also announced they'll have two Star Wars live-action series, the upcoming High School Musical series, Noelle starring Anna Kendrick, and Stargirl. Disney CEO Robert Iger even gave the world its first glimpse at how the Disney+ app will look and work when it launches later this year.


Also available at the start will be 18 Pixar movies and every one of their theatrical shorts, as well as numerous Star Wars movies. "These will be both new and continuing stories and one of the things we're most excited about is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both in the Disney+ shows we're producing and our features on the big screen". But the Disney service has a narrower focus on family-friendly shows and movies. "WandaVision", starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, "Falcon and the Winter Soldier", starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and a series around the "Thor" character Loki is planned, starring Tom Hiddleston. Like the original comic, the animated series will be an anthology. Feige said that one of the first episodes will ask the question: What if Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) had become the super soldier instead of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and Rogers instead joined the fight wearing a suit designed by Howard Stark?

Kathleen Kennedy said that all of the now available Star Wars movies will arrive on the service, with future titles to be included as well. Each of the Marvel Studios produced live-action series will run between six and eight episodes.

Alan Tudyk will be in the Cassian Andor series: We've known for a minute that Diego Luna will return to the Star Wars series based on his Rogue One character, Cassian Andor.

NatGeo will roll out 250+ hours worth of content at launch, including the 2019 Oscar and BAFTA Best Documentary victor Free Solo. Disney also owns a controlling stake in streaming service Hulu.

"The Simpsons" will head to the service, as well as movies and shows including "The Sound of Music" to "Malcolm in the Middle".

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