Disney is investing heavily in the 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus.
Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, has called the streaming service the company's "top priority" for 2019 – and it was the same year Disney closed its $ 71.3 billion. We already see Disney reshaping Fox the week they merged officially – layoffs have fouled Fox's film department and its innovation lab focused on new technologies.
At the same time, Disneyso it can launch its own subscription platform as exclusive streaming home for Disney movies, TV shows and other original programming. will retire Netflix in April so it can return with a new season at Disney Plus.
Much of the original programming planned for Disney Plus leans into the company's franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. And it's the only place to stream the company's new movies after they premiere in theaters, starting with Captain Marvel. Not only that, Iger revealed in March that the service will accommodate the entire Disney "vault" of moving images "pretty soon" after its launch.
If you feel the monthly fee fatigue, sorry, but that's the direction the entertainment business is heading. Netflix defies original programs and movies on almost daily basis. CBS pumps its CBS All Access service full of Star Trek programs and other original programs. (Note: CBS is CNET's parent company.)HBO Owner and builds all their own streaming services. Even DC Entertainment now has its full of shows, movies and series.
And then there is Hulu, who isafter the takeover of 21
So is the 2019 Disney Plus streaming service something worth paying for? The details we know so far lie below, but basically: If you love Star Wars or Marvel movies, you may think that you are considering another subscription before the year is out.
What is the Disney streaming service?
The Disney Plus streaming service will be a competitor of video streaming services such as Netflix. The company also hires Netflix's joints: Disney named former Netflix chief Tehmina Jaffer as senior vice president of Disney Plus in March and says she would coordinate all Disney groups making original content exclusively for the service.
Customers will be able to subscribe to an unannounced monthly fee to access television programs, movies and other content from the Disney world.
Disney's other streaming services – Hulu and sports-focused ESPN Plus – will run on the same technology platform so you can subscribe to them with the same password and credit card info. But Disney plans that all three should be individual subscriptions.
ESPN Plus will clearly focus on sports. Hulu is expected to continue streaming content from three of the broadcast network and its own original series, such as The Handmaid's Tale and Castle Rock. Hulu will also be where Disney streams her more adult fare. That's where a new Marvel collection of adult animated series will flow, and it's likely where Deadpool-like content will live now when Disney owns Fox.
Disney Plus will include all of Disney's family-friendly fares. It will have content from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm (so: Star Wars), Pixar and National Geographic.
When is the release date?
You wait even longer than Avengers: Endgame for this. Disney says it is launching a release at the end of 2019.
The company is expected to reveal many of the details of Disney Plus on April 11 when it will hold an investor meeting to detail all its streaming plans, including a "first look" on Disney Plus and some of the programming it produces for it.
How much does it cost?
Disney has not yet announced pricing for its streaming service, but.
In November 2017, Iger said that his company's service award will reflect the "fact that it will have significantly less volume" but plans to offset high quality programming from its entire entertainment range. More than a year later, Iger said that the companywhat it would take.
How does this affect Disney stuff on Netflix?
Disney will disappear from Netflix by 2019.
Since 2016, Netflix has been the first placewith a subscription. This agreement meant that Netflix was in place for the largest US blockbusters over the past three years. The two best films in 2017 and the three best films in 2016 and 2018 were all from Disney, and Netflix has been the place to bend them all.
Butbecause it plotted its own competitor. Beginning with Disney's 2019 slate of movies, all movies are dedicated to Disney Plus. That means the first movie Disney releases the theater in 2019, will be the first movie Netflix lacks. It also means that should be the last Disney movie that will have some sort of release window on Netflix.
Netflix Marvel Defenders shows are complicated. Netflix has released five original series based on Defenders characters in collaboration with Disney. In 2018, Netflix interrupted three of them: Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Since 2019,: The Punisher and Jessica Jones. Disney May's Disney Executive Kevin Mayer has said that Disney Plus could revive the interrupted programs. However, the terms of their original agreement could limit Disney Plus from according to a report.
A third and now last season by Jessica Jones is still set to arrive at Netflix sometime in 2019. But after that, all we know about the future of these characters Marvel Television manager Jeph Loeb is teasing fans that the characters will continue in any form. But the only thing that is certain about this form right now: It won't involve Netflix.
Exhibitions and movies: What can I watch?
Disney Plus will include content from the Disney brand itself, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic. In fact, it organizes the service's app from the exact categories. Generally speaking, Disney plans to make Disney Plus capture its family-friendly content, while Hulu – as Disney controls after the 21st Century Fox takeover – will be a newer, more adult-oriented fare subscription.
Disney Plus will be the only place you can stream all of Disney's theater movies from the beginning with Captain Marvel and the rest of the 2019 slate. It will also accommodate "the entire Disney movie library", according to Iger, including all the classic animated films in what the company calls the Disney Vault. And of course, the company develops a slate of original, exclusive programs and films for the service.
Original exclusions include a Star Wars prequel series based onand starring Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in the original movie. Disney also confirmed that the service focused on Loki, a character from Avengers, who will steal Tom Hiddleston who replays the role.
Disney Plus will also have original documentaries behind the scene. The company has also started making agreements for original programming that do not already fall into one of the established brands. In January, Disney Plus ordered a 10-episode series called Diary for a Female President. The show follows a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl and heights and falls in her middle school on the road to becoming the American commander.
Of the large library in Disney's past catalog, Disney Plus should offer "thousands of hours" of content, but we don't know exactly what can be excluded.
Although all Disney movies will be streaming exclusively on Disney Plus, the company does not plan to debut any of its major budget images on the service. Unlike Netflix's so-called day-and-day approach, which releases most of its films on large screens and on its streaming service simultaneously, Disney plans for his tent movie, as in histo run their course in theaters before they are made available with a digital subscription.
We know that the service will include shows and movies like:
- new season (exclusive to this service).
- Marvel movies, as of 2019 .
- Star Wars Movies Starting with the 2019s .
- Pixar films beginning with .
- is called The Mandalorian, developed by Jon Favreau.
- A Star Wars Rogue One prequel television series featuring the star Diego Luna.
- A focused on the Avengers character Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston.
- Possible Marvel series that would accommodate Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), according to Slashfilm.
- A possible What-themed Marvel series that would imagine how Marvel Cinematic Universe would look if different events took place. According to a Slashfilm report, the series would be monitored by MCU head Kevin Feige and would be an animated antology show. An episode example would have understood how the Marvel timeline would develop if Loki found Thor's hammer.
- An animated series based on Pixar's Monsters, Inc.
- A 10-episode series, a female president's diary of a 19-year-old Cuban-American girl.
- A documentary about Walt Disney Imagineering.
- A Timmy Failure movie directed by Spotlight's Tom McCarthy.
- A live-action Lady and Tramp remake.
- Noelle, a movie with Anna Kendrick.
- Togo, a sled dog movie with Willem Dafoe.
- A three men and a baby machining.
- A Stargirl movie.
- A High School Musical series.
- A possible Muppets series.
What shows and movies do you want to appear on Disney's streaming service? Pop them into the comment field and we will continue to update this post with more information when it becomes available.
Originally published Aug. 27, 2018.
Update, March 28, 2019 : This story is regularly updated when more news comes.