If you’ve been surfing the Internet over the past 48 hours you’d be familiar with the serious buzz surrounding Disney and the company’s new streaming platform Disney+ which is launching this month.
We’ve already heard about all the classic reboots and revivals coming to the platform, and over the weekend there were even more exciting announcements at the 2019 D23 expo.
Keen to find out what you’ll be binge-watching on Disney+? Check out the ultimate guide below:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel movies you can expect to find on Disney+ at launch are Iron Man 1, 2, and 3, Thor and Thor: Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier and Civil War, The Avengers, The Avengers Age of Ultron and Endgame, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2 and Captain Marvel.
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According to Variety, Jeremy Renner is set to return to play Hawkeye in a new series for Disney’s streaming platform. Little is known about the plot of the show, other than that Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye is set to hand over his title to archer Kate Bishop, a member of the Young Avengers.
Disney’s new Loki series will see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the God of Mischief after he escaped from the Battle of New York in Avengers: Endgame. Over the weekend it was announced that Kate Herron will be directing the series, who is perhaps best known for the Netflix series Sex Education.
In WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch and The Vision for a Disney+ release slated for 2021. The show will pick up where Avengers: Endgame left off and according to Olsen, it will be “unlike anything we’ve done before.” Over the weekend it was announced that Kat Dennings and Randall Park will also appear in the series.
Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan took to the stage at D23 recently to tease their new Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier. According to EW, the show will centre on the unexpected friendship of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes and picks up from the scene in Avengers: Endgame when Chris Evans AKA Captain America gives Sam his powerful shield.
Ms. Marvel AKA Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. Cnet reports that Ms. Marvel will follow the Pakistani-American teen who is gifted with the Kree shapeshifting powers and has to balance her life of high school, romance, struggling with her faith and traditional parents.
There is little detail on the plot of Disney’s new She-Hulk series, but it’s already ruffling feathers online. If She-Hulk stays true to the comics, it will follow Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who is given gamma powers from her cousin Bruce Banner (AKA OG Hulk) after a life-saving blood transfusion. She gets green and angry like the Hulk, but maintains her original personality and emotional intelligence.
Created in the mid-70s, Moon Knight is a former criminal turned avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Once again, there aren’t many details on the Disney+ series, but the character traditionally fights street level crime and doesn’t get along well with his superhero comrades due to his split personalities.
The What If comics series was all about retelling traditional Marvel stories with an unexpected twist. For example, WHAT IF Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four and WHAT IF Iron Man has been the one to die in Civil War? A report from /Film suggests it’s likely actors from the live-action Marvel movies will reprise their roles for What If…? in animated form and that the series would function as an anthology, “with each episode tackling a different premise.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Muppets Now will be a short form unscripted series featuring the Muppets alongside celebrity guests.
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Hilary Duff recently took to Instagram to announce she would be returning to Disney for a Lizzie McGuire reboot. According to Deadline, the reimagined series will follow McGuire as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. Like the OG series, Lizzie McGuire will include an animated version of the character offering hilarious insight into what Lizzie is really thinking.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Yes, you read that right. High School Musical is coming to Disney+ as a series following a group of students who compete to land roles in a musical, forging and repairing relationships in the process. The trailer is a bit Glee, it’s a bit Mean Girls, and it’s a lot of singing and dancing if that’s your thing. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series drops on Disney+ this November.
Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against The Universe
In Disney’s new Phineas and Ferb film, the stepbrothers travel across the galaxy to rescue their sister Candace, who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia on another planet. According to Variety, Ashley Tisdale will be reprising her role as Candace Flynn in the film, which is set to hit Disney+ when the platform launches on November 12th.
When it comes to Pixar, Disney+ will offer 90s films like Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, 00s classics including Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up and Ratatouille, and more recent flicks like Toy Story 3, Cars sequels and Finding Dory.
Monsters at Work
Pixar classic Monsters Inc. will be available on Disney+ but there will also be a spinoff comedy series called Monsters At Work. According to /Film, Monsters At Work takes place six months after the original movie and follows new employee Tylor Tusmon who is hired to be a scarer on the scare floor, but on his first day, the company switches to laughter.
Toy Story Spinoffs
In April, it was announced that a short film called Lamp Life starring Toy Story’s Bo Beep and a 10-part series called Forky Asks A Question will be coming to Disney+.
Star Wars content you’ll be able to find on Disney+ includes Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, The Clone Wars and The Clone Wars Series, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions series, LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles, All-Stars and Droid Tales, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Resistance.
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Last week, the first trailer for Jon Favreu’s Star Wars series The Mandalorian dropped much to fan’s delight. It features fighting spaceships and droids in battle, and according to The Verge, it’s inspired by the character Boba Fett and his father, Jango. Favreau told The Hollywood Reporter the goal of The Mandalorian is to bring a “darker, freakier side of Star Wars.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi Miniseries
Ewan McGregor is returning to Star Wars in a new Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries set to begin shooting in 2020.
Cassian Andor Series
Last year, Disney boss Bob Iger announced that the company would be moving forward with a Cassian Andor prequel series with Diego Luna reprising his role after 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
According to Disney, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be available to stream on Disney+ in February 2020. “The Emmy award-winning animated series will be returning with 12 all-new episodes and will mark the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and fan-favourites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.”
The World According To Jeff Goldblum
A trailer for The World According to Jeff Goldblum dropped last week, with the actor saying, “I’m not here to be didactic or professorial in any way…I know nothing. That’s the premise. I’m a humble student. And in fact, I’m kind of a late bloomer. A late Goldlbumer.” Badoom tish. According to Disney, the series will allow viewers to “see the world through his eyes,” on topics like tattoos, gaming, sneakers and more.
Magic of the Animal Kingdom
During Disney’s Investor Day Disney+ presentation, Nat Geo president Courteney Moore announced a new doco series called Magic of the Animal Kingdom. The official description reads, “In the heart of Central Florida, a team of more than 1,000 highly respected animal-care experts, veterinarians, and biologists perform groundbreaking work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Epcot SeaBase aquarium. Now for the first time, National Geographic will offer viewers an all-access pass into the 24/7 world of the incredible animal caretakers running one of the most advanced veterinary facilities in the world.”
Disney+ will also feature a new series hosted by Kristen Bell called Encore! Which “brings together former castmates of high school musicals, tasking them with re-creating their original performance years after they last performed it, in a high school reunion like no other.”
Marvel’s 616 and Marvel’s Hero Project
According to the official website, Marvel’s Hero Project reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. Marvel’s 616, on the other hand, is an anthological documentary series exploring the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window.
Oh My Disney describes Earthkeepers as a documentary series that follows “conservationists and the animals they spend their lives studying. We’re sure this will be a beautiful cinematic experience that shares the tough and tremendous moments of saving Earth’s most endangered species.”
Be Our Chef
Be Our Chef is a new competition series hosted by Angela Kinsey from The Office. It gives families the chance to create the next great Disney Parks dish based on a theme and their traditions.
Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies
This new non-fiction series will look at iconic films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Tron and more, and the props and costumes that made them so unique.
Each episode of (Re)Connect will focus on a family with modern, relatable issues that are driving a wedge between them. Issues include workaholic parents, overly competitive siblings, technology addiction or a big family secret. An expert will help each family overcome the obstacle and reconnect.
American TV journo Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son Mack go on a wild family vacation in Rogue Trip. The pair visit destinations frequently overlooked and misunderstood, whose hidden corners surprise, amaze, and inspire.
Shop Class (Working Title)
This new competition series features teams of students tasked with designing, building, and testing contraptions to win the title of Shop Class Champs. They’ll be judged by a panel of experts who rate their projects based on engineering, design, and final test of the build.
Walt Disney Imagineering Doco Series
In a quarterly earnings call, Disney boss Bob Iger said this doco series will take viewers behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney Imagineering and feature the “stories we’ve never really told before and images we’ve never shared.”
Original Shows and Movies
Diary of a Female President
Gina Rodriguez is set to play the POTUS in Disney’s new series Diary Of A Female President. According to TV Line, the 10-episode series follows Elena, a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl on her journey through middle school and to becoming the future President of the U.S.
Noelle is a Christmas comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader set to drop on Disney+ when it launches on November 12th. In the film, Santa is preparing to pass on the reins to his son Nick Claus. When Nick’s sister Noelle suggests he takes a weekend off, he abandons his job altogether and she is forced to face the world outside the North Pole for the first time to try and convince him to go back to work.
Lady and the Tramp
The trailer for the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp dropped over the weekend. Featuring a combination of CGI and real-life dogs voiced by Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux, Lady and the Tramp is set to drop on Disney+ on November 12th when the streaming platform launches.
Stargirl is an upcoming drama film based on the novel of the same name written by Jerry Spinelli. It follows a quirky, homeschooled teenager (played by Grace VanderWaal) “who enrolls in an Arizona high school, altering the ecosystem of the student body with her nonconformity.”
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
The Timmy Failure novel is coming to Disney+ and follows “an 11-year-old boy who believes he is the best detective in town and runs the agency Total Failure Inc. with his partner, a 1,200-pound imaginary polar bear and his sidekick Rollo Tookus.”
Willem Dafoe is set to star in Disney’s Togo, a live-action movie about a sled dog called Togo and driver Leonhard Seppala – two key figures of the 1925 Nome Serum Run.
By now, you’d be well aware there are a lot of classic revivals coming to Disney+. Some of the confirmed reboots are Cruella, Home Alone, Night At The Museum, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, and Cheaper By The Dozen. Disney have also announced plans for a new Chip n’ Dale animated series.
From The Vault
From Disney’s vault you will be able to re-watch films like Aladdin, The Lion King and Fantasia. All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will also be available to watch on Disney+.
As for the new stuff, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Star Wars: Episode IX, The Lion King and Captain Marvel.
Rumoured Series and Movies
Apart from the confirmed titles, there are plenty of rumoured series and movies coming to Disney’s streaming platform. These are some of the big names floating around the Internet:
- 3 Men and a Baby
- Don Quixote
- Father Of The Bride
- Flora & Ulysses
- Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
- Magic Camp
- The Paper Magician
- The Parent Trap
- The Sandlot
- The Sword in the Stone