If you have been living under a rock, you may not know that Disney is releasing Disney Plus very soon, with the US set to get the streaming service in November.
UPDATE:Disney Plus has officially launched! The Disney Plus UK release date has also finally been revealed and the Brits aren't set to get the streaming service until 31st March 2020. That is some four months later than when it launches in America. This essentially means that the UK will have to be on Mandalorian spoiler watch for some time.
Disney has also made some last-minute additions to its launch line-up in the form of some out-of-this-world Marvel Studios offerings. Taking to Twitter on the eve of the launch, it announced that Expanding the Universe, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Iron Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and a host of other Marvel Titles (17 to be precise) are set to join the platform on launch day in the US. Yup, we're on the edge of our seats.
- What is Disney+? It is Disney's new streaming service that will showcase everything from Marvel movies and TV shows, Pixar movies and TV shows as well as Disney classics and Star Wars content.
- What is the Disney+ release date? It will launch on November 12, in the US, Canada and a number of other countries.
- Will Disney+ be launched in the UK? Yes, but not on November 12. The UK currently has Disney Life, an app similar to Disney+ and it won't be getting Disney Plus until 31st March 2020.
- How much will Disney+ cost? It will cost $7 a month, or $70 a year - which is nearly half the price of Netflix.
Best Disney Plus shows revealed
1. The Mandalorian
This is the big one. It's the first-ever Star Wars live-action TV show, focusing on the time between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. What's it about? Well, a lone gunslinger is on a mission to rid the Star Wars world of its vermin (and some good guys along the way, too). It's set to be one of the most-expensive shows ever made and its series runner is none other than Jon Favreau.
Well, this was a surprise. Not much is known about this show but Disney has revealed the logo and that this will be a TV show based on the comics of the same name where Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, gets gamma-radiated superpowers after a blood transfusion. No stars or release date have been revealed yet.
This sound utterly absurd and we are all for it. WandaVision sees The Scarlet Witch and Vision star in what is there own sort-of sitcom. While this is set to be "MCU epic" (according to Disney), one of its biggest influences in the Dick Van Dyke show! Some Marvel favourites will reprise their roles for WandaVision, including Kat Dennings and Randall Park.
4. Obi-Wan Kenobi
The biggest non-surprise ever, but it's still brilliant that it has been made official - Ewan MacGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi for a TV shows that's set for Disney+. We don't know much else, but MacGregor took to the stage for the official announcement. Filming is set for 2020.
5. The World According to Jeff Goldblum
One part of Disney+ that isn't getting much news is the fact that you will be able to get some cool National Geographic documentaries through the service. One of the most fun will be The World According To Jeff Goldblum - a show where Jeff "pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections". As you will see from the trailer, this will be a must watch.
6. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier will be the best team up since Ant & Dec. Although we don't quite know how the show (and what timeline) will link to the MCU, it is great to see two fan favourites get their own show spin-off. This and Loki will be two of the most intriguing and action packed shows on Disney+.
7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
One of the best things Disney+ is doing is reprising Star Wars: The Clone Wars for one final season - something it badly needs. The new season will continue on after the cancellation in 2013 and will see the likes of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex back. This one is set for February 2020.
8. Earth to Ned
The Dark Crystal’s Jim Henson is creating a new puppet show for Disney+ called Earth to Ned. This comedy talk show is a far-cry away from the drama and Skeksis-filled terror of The Dark Crystal, as the premise of this 30-minute show is Ned - a blue alien - interviewing real-life celebrities. Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius had originally been tasked with assessing Earth in preparation for invasion but have instead become obsessed with the planet’s pop culture and have decided to host a talk show. There’s no release date for this one yet.
Until Disney+ is released, here's our pick of the best TV shows right now.