Marvel Studios Reveals Disney+ Launch Titles, Announces Show Previews
Marvel Studios have revealed that most of their library will be available at the launch of Disney+ tomorrow, along with the surprise announcement of a special documentary revealing what the future holds in store for the ambitious streaming service.
Initially, it was announced that Disney+ would have only four Marvel Studios films at launch: Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain Marvel. It was intended for a greater portion of the library to arrive before the end of the first full year, but even then, this would encompass about half of the movies that the company has made in their 13 years of existence.
But today, news arrived confirming that the library of movies at launch is so extensive that it would be easier to list what isn’t available at launch. In addition to those four movies, Disney+ will feature the likes of Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Avengers: Endgame.
That encompasses the vast majority of Phase 1, all of Phase 2, and a little less than half of Phase 3. Missing from that total are films that fall under two distinct categories: ones that were co-developed by other studios (including The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home) and ones that Marvel Studios licensed to Netflix (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp). While it’s up in the air whether or not the first three movies will make it to the streaming service (due to the involvement of other movie studios), it’s only a matter of time before the latter movies migrate from Netflix.
But wait, there’s more! Disney+ has also revealed that a new documentary is going to surprise-drop tomorrow, showcasing tons of details on the many Marvel Studios-produced shows that will be arriving on the platform over the course of Phase 4 and beyond. The announcement can be seen below:
From Iron Man to Endgame, see the newly announced @MarvelStudios titles that will be available to stream starting tomorrow on #DisneyPlus—including Expanding the Universe, a new look at the original series coming to the service.
Look out for more titles to be announced soon.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) November 11, 2019
As it stands, there are eight Marvel Studios shows confirmed for the Disney+ lineup: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. More are presumably on the way after that, with the emphasis on the shows seeming to be on characters that do not lead their own movie franchises. Characters introduced in the shows will make their way into the movies, unlike with previous Marvel TV efforts that were not overseen by Marvel Studios. These shows will not arrive until 2020 and 2021, but nonetheless, they should provide solid insight into the future of the MCU.
Disney+ will launch tomorrow in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, with a launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, 2019. The streaming service will also arrive on March 31, 2020 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and more parts of Western Europe. Latin America is expected to get the service in early 2021, Eastern Europe will get the service throughout 2021, and the Asia-Pacific region will get the streaming service throughout 2020 and 2021.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.