In September 2017, Disney declared its plans to develop its own streaming video service, which would be challenging other online streaming services, such as Netflix or Hulu. A year later, Disney came up with Disney Plus.
Last month, Disney charted a huge catalog of new and traditional shows that would be streamed from November 2019 onwards when the company’s service Disney Plus would be launched. The launch date of the streaming service is on Nov. 12 in the US.
It’s coming up with impressive libraries from Disney and, 21st Century Fox being the likely candidate for the streaming service. It would be an exclusive streaming home for all of Disney’s theatrical releases in 2019 and after that. The studio’s forthcoming movie slate — which consist of Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker, and the live-action remake of The Lion King — would be having exclusive streaming on the service later on; however, Captain Marvel becoming the first Marvel Cinematic Universe to be launched on Disney’s streaming platform. Avengers: Endgame would be available on Dec. 11.
However, Disney remained tight-lipped about definite exclusions from their service.
Two high-profile titles appeared during the company’s demo of the Disney Plus app but nowhere else: Fox’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar and ABC series Once Upon a Time.
Kevin Mayer, the executive carrying out the app demo, stated that all titles that were featured in the demo would be available on Disney Plus during the first year. Avatar is Fox’s most successful movie at the box office ever, and Once Upon a Time could be a hint that other popular ABC programs could be designed for Disney Plus too.
Other Marvel movies that would be available at launch will be:
1. Iron Man
2. Iron Man 3
3. Thor: The Dark Worlds
From day one, Disney Plus would include all the Star Wars movies from the first two trilogies. Within its first year, Disney will have over 25 original episodic series and over 10 original movies, documentaries and specials. Combined with library content, Disney Plus would have over 7,500 series episodes and over 500 movies, with more than 100 of those films being more recent releases.