It seems like only yesterday the majority of Australian’s were seeking less than legal avenues for streaming film and television because we didn’t have any streaming services. Now, after a few years of Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now, Youtube Premium, Amazon Prime and so many more, we’re getting another one, this time exclusively dedicated to Disney and Marvel content!
Disney+ (Disney Plus) is Disney’s answer to Netflix and is making its way down under to grant us all our Disney, Marvel and Fox favourites in a neatly packaged subscription. Be still our beating subscription-loving hearts, we are so ready for Disney movie marathons.
Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to have access to the new streaming service, launching on November 19. It will cost $8.99 a month and will be available across most streaming devices, including: Apple phones, iPads and Apple TV, Google devices such as Android and Chromecast, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Disney+ is gearing up with exclusive content that features our favourite MCU characters in their own TV shows. If you’re still reeling from events in Avengers Infinity Way, fear not, a Loki series featuring Tom Hiddleston is coming. Joining him with their own shows are Elizabeth Olson as Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, Paul Bettany in The Vision and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. MCU Phase 4 might be in full swing, but we’re still here for the OG Avengers and their stories.
Another major original includes The Mandalorian, a Star Wars TV series about a bounty-hunting gunfighter that takes place five years after the events in The Return of the Jedi. Directed by Iron Man and The Lion King’s Jon Favreau, the latest Star Wars instalment is hotly anticipated (and already slated for season two). And for all of us that grew up in Disney Channel’s golden age, we’re getting a High School Musical spin-off series. Look, I don’t know if it’s going to be any good, but we’re all in this together.
Classic titles in Disney’s catalogue include Disney Vault animated features, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films and National Geographic titles. It will also include 20th Century Fox content as Disney bought Fox in a merger earlier this year.
Reports say all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be on Disney Plus (though so far it is only confirmed for the US), and more titles like The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride and Malcolm in the Middle will join it in the first year.