Today was a HUGE day for Disney and it’s franchises. We got news on series and movies as well as the platform itself.
Here is what we learned about content for Disney+:
We can expect 10 Marvel series, 10 Star Wars series, 15 Disney series, and 15 Disney movies all exclusive to Disney+.
Some of these had been slated to hit theaters only but it looks like they’ll be available on both due to concerns with the pandemic.
The company announced that new content would be added to the platform weekly.
WandaVision set for January 15th 2021 release. Oh my god I am so excited for this.
Elizabeth Olsen will be in Doctor Strange “Multiverse of Madness” which will be released in March of 2022.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be available March of 2021. It will consist of 6 episodes. These look SUPER intense.
Loki drops in May of 2021. The series includes Owen Wilson and the show is in the theme of a crime thriller (I am shaking watching this trailer and Owen Wilson has a mustache and gray hair I don’t know how to feel about this wow).
What if…? Animated series comes next summer. Many MCU actors will reprise their roles.
Shang-Chi production is wrapped. It will be in theaters July 9th 2021
Later next year Ms.Marvel will hit Disney+ with Iman Velliani.
Captain Marvel 2 is in the works. Brie Larson, Iman Velliani together for the film.
Eternals will be released in theaters November 5th, 2021.
Hawkeye with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld will debut late 2021
She Hulk will make her MCU debut in a series that will also include Mark Ruffalo. Daredevil hints were just DROPPED.
Moonknight series will highlight his different personalities
Secret Invasions including Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelson. Series will focus on Skrulls
Iron Heart featuring Dominique Thorne will tie directly to other MCU films.
Armor Wars, staring Don Cheadle focuses on Stark Tech falling into the wrong hands.
New Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday special.
Series of Baby Groot shorts.
Thor Love and Thunder will begin filming in January. Christian Bale is now confirmed.
Blade has the green light starring Mahershala Ali
Third Ant-Man film, “Ant man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will include some new cast members such as Katheryn Newton (Supernatual) with returning cast Rudd, Lilly, Pfiefer, and Douglas.
Black Panther II is in the works set to be in theaters July 8th, 2022. T’Challa will NOT be recast.
Fantastic 4 reboot in the works and will be directed by Jon Watts (Spiderman Homecoming and Far From Home).
Star Wars and Lucas Films:
Ashoka and Rangers of the New Republic series are in the works exclusively for Disney+
The Mandalorians next chapter will be available Christmas of 2021
Andor will be released in 2022. A spy series in the Star Wars universe from the minds behind the Bourne series. Diego Luna will return for the leading role.
Obiwan series is set 10 years after revenge of the sith. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will return for their past roles. Production begins next March.
The Bad Batch is an animated series following the success of The Clone Wars.
Lando Calrissian will have a series added to the platform as well.
Visions will be in anime styles and involve Star Wars characters in another new animated series.
The Acolyte is another mystery series set in the Star Wars universe.
A Droid Story will introduce a new droid led by C3PO and R2-D2.
Willow will be on Disney+ in 2022 from Lucas Films.
The final Indiana Jones film is in production. Harrison Ford will star and it will hit theaters 2022.
Children of Blood and Bone, based off the novels, will be released to theaters.
A new Star Wars film from Taika Watiti is in the works.
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) will be directing the next feature Star Wars film “Rouge Squadron” it will be in theaters Christmas of 2023.
The Mighty Ducks “Game Changers” series will include Emilio Esteves and Lauren Graham. It will be released 2021
Turner and Hooch reboot starring Josh Peck.
Big Shot is a sports show highlighting a female basketball team. John Stamos is the lead.
A Beauty and the Beast prequel series is in the works with Luke Evans and Josh Gad returning.
A Swiss Family Robinson series is in the works.
A Percy Jackson series is in the works as well.
The Mysterious Benedict Society series starring Tony Hale.
Hocus Pocus 2 will make its way to the platform.
Three men and A baby reboot including Zac Efron set for 2022
Keenan Lowe film being produced by Dwayne Johnson.
Flora and Ulysses will hit the platform Feb 2021
Cheaper by the Dozen reboots for 2022 starring Gabrielle Union.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid reiteration in the works as well.
Ice Age spin-off film based on Crash, Eddie, and Buck including Simon Pegg.
Another Night at the museum movie is on the slate and will be animated.
Jungle Cruise staring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will release July of this year.
The Lion King live action prequel on the slate.
Live action little mermaid will be led by Halle Bailey
Hybrid live action and animated Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers film led by John Mulaney and Andy Samburg. Drops in 2022.
Live action Pinocchio will star Tom Hanks.
Live action Peter Pan film “Peter Pan and Wendy” staring Jude Law as Hook.
An enchanted sequel “Disenchanted” is in the works. Amy Adams will return.
Sister Act 3 includes Whoopie Goldberg and Tyler Perry.
Cruella starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson is far in production. 1970s punk London?! I think YES!
Raya and The Last Dragon is led by Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. It was fully produced at home and will hit both theaters and Disney+ (with premiere access) on March 5th.
A new Big Hero 6 animated series “Baymax: The series” will be released in 2022. (Very excited for this one)
Zootopia series will follow lesser known characters such as Flash and will be released 2022.
Princess and the Frog series “Tiana” is set for 2023.
Moana series in 2023
African comic collaboration brings series “Iwájú” debuts in 2022.
60th animated feature is a musical set in Columbia called “Encanto”. Lin-Manuel Miranda with heavy involvement.
Soul is Pixar’s 23rd feature film. It will be available on Disney+ this Christmas. (I can tell I’m going to cry)
Pixar’s Popcorn feature well known characters in shorts. January 2021.
“Dug Days” is an Up spin-off series after returning home with Carl. Set for fall of 2021. I SMILED SO MUCH AT THE CLIP!!!
Cars series following lighting McQueen and Mater on a road trip, fall of 2022.
Pixar’s first long form series “Win or Lose” follows a softball team as they share their different perspectives on the same week. Fall of 2023.
Luca will be released in 2021.
Spring of 2022 brings “Turning Red”. Follows a 13 year old girl May through her natural changes…who turns into a red panda when she gets too excited…alrighty then.
Lightyear will drop in 2022 as well…TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!!!!! A Buzzlight year origin story voiced by the amazing and lovely Chris Evans
Hulu (and Star)
Series: Only Murders in the building (starring Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin)
Series: The Dropout (starring Kate McKinnon)
Series: Dopesick (starring Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, and Peter Sarsgaard)
Film: Nine Perfect Strangers (starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Regina Hall)
New trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale and will receive a fifth season.
The Kardashians will be receiving a new reality show exclusive to Hulu.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is renewed for four more seasons breaking the record for longest running sitcom.
An American Horror Story spinoff is on the way and more.
A horror series will be added that is based off of the classic Alien movies. It will be set on earth and this is the first series ever to be based on the film.
A retelling of Shogun will be available on the platform as well.
Here’s what we learned about the streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+:
Disney+ is adding Star to countries such as Europe, Canada, and South Korea. Prices will be raised and this will include local programming in the platform.
Star+ is a stand alone program in Latin America including sports, series, and movies open to 18+ ratings. Star+ in all countries will have parental controls and safeguards to keep the platform family friendly.
Star+ is set to be available to INTERNATIONAL markets only.
Hulu will be adding ESPN+ programming directly to the app next year.
Hulu will be producing exclusive feature films with 20th Century Fox and Searchlight Pictures.
ESPN and ABC reached a deal with SEC to add college football to these platforms in 2024 and will be available on ESPN+ starting next year.
ESPN+ is creating a new daily update series exclusive to the platform. Steven A Smith will also have an exclusive show on the platform.
ESPN+ will have an exclusive 9 part series covering Tom Brady and his Super Bowl experiences.
Eli Manning will be doing his own College Football show.
There is all the news I could get. What are you excited for? Let me know on twitter @/justmenat_ ! And always stay entertained.