Be very afraid, Netflix.
The Walt Disney Company has finally revealed not only the release date and pricing for their exclusive streaming service Disney Plus but also much of the new content releasing on the platform, including a lot of Marvel and Star Wars stuff.
Disney’s Netflix competitor will release on 12 November 2019 at a starting price of $6.99 per month in the U.S., with a wider global rollout to follow over the next two years. In fact, Disney promised that each major region in the world will receive Disney Plus in that span of time.
Disney Plus will also allow downloading so that all content on the service can be accessed even when the user is offline. In a move that emulates Netflix, it will feature a choice of Disney avatars for the user’s profile, with customized settings and tailored content according to your unique personalizations.
With over 500 movies from the Disney library and around 7,500 episodes of Disney TV slated to be accessible in its first year, check out some of the confirmed content coming to Disney Plus at launch:
- WandaVision: A live-action series starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision.
- The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: A live-action series starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.
- Loki: A live-action series starring Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief himself.
- Marvel’s What If…?: An animated series taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name, where each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.
- The Mandalorian: The first-ever live-action Star Wars series.
- All of Pixar‘s animated movies and shorts
- Live-action adaptation of animated classic The Lady And The Tramp
- More than 250 hours of Nat Geo content
- A new The Phineas And Ferb Movie
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
There’s obviously a lot more where that came from, but it still seems like Disney Plus will be a force to be reckoned with when it eventually launches later this year. For a glimpse of what the Disney Plus Hub UI looks like, Disney CEO Robert Iger shared this on Twitter:
Thrilled to share a first look at Disney+ with you! pic.twitter.com/iiqjFjaNra
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 11, 2019