Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ is the latest project that will bring new shows that expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars franchise. Disney is ending their partnership with the popular streaming site, Netflix and is opening their service in 2019. Disney+ will be the new home for all your favorite Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars movies and will add more content such as shows in the future.
Release Date and Monthly Fee
Now you may be wondering if you want to another monthly fee if you already have Netflix or Hulu. In this article, we will go over all Disney+ has to offer and why it would be worthwhile to get this new streaming service.
Disney is planning to release their service in 2019, but it will be near the end of it. There is also no word on how much Disney+ will cost, but CEO Bob Iger has this to say:
“We’ve given a lot of thought to pricing. I can’t get specific with you yet, because we haven’t determined it yet. It will be substantially below Netflix because we’ll have substantially less volume.”
Iger did explain that part of the reason it will cost less than Netflix is that in the beginning, their site will not have as much content as their competitor. Netflix did raise their monthly fee to $10.99 but there is still no concrete word of how much it will be exactly. However, Iger did mention that as the content on the platform increased so will the fee.
Shows and Movies
Disney + will not just have all of your Disney favorites but will include new TV shows and even reboots of past series. These new shows will consist of not only MCU content but also Star Wars and even older Disney franchises that were once on Disney Channel.
In September of 2018, Variety reported that Disney would focus on lesser-known MCU characters. Even though these characters are not ‘as big’ as say Iron-Man or Captain America they have their fan following. They plan to create shows centered around the Asgardian god of mischief and lies Loki and the mystifying red Avenger, the Scarlet Witch. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise these roles.
On the Star Wars front, there will be a new season of the hit show Star Wars: The Clone Wars that had initially been on Cartoon Network. There will also be a TV series that is a prequel to Rogue One, and Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor. There is also word of another Star Wars television show that will be called The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau will develop it.
Disney+ will also develop a reboot of the favorite Disney Channel hit movie High School Musical. However, the series will not be a movie but rather a television series that explores a high school theater group putting on a production of High School Musical. They are also in talks of creating a Muppets television series as well. The service will provide another television show that will set in the world of Monsters Inc.
Disney isn’t pulling any punches with their new streaming service. They are providing a lot of content for fans of every franchise. Whether you are a Star Wars, MCU, Pixar, or a Disney fan, in general, this service may be worth your while.