A little Mouse may have told you overnight that a certain Disney+ streaming service (opens in new tab) is coming in 2019. But that’s just the beginning. Not only are we getting Disney’s incredible back catalogue as part of the deal, we’re also getting MCU shows, Star Wars shows, Captain Marvel (opens in new tab) on launch, and even every Simpsons episode ever, all for a price that’s cheaper than Netflix. Below, we’ll run you through all you need to know in a little Disney+ cheat sheet so you know exactly what to expect come November.
First up, the Disney+ essentials. It’s coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (opens in new tab), and other compatible streaming devices on November 12, 2019. The price is pretty ridiculous, too.
At just $6.99 a month (or $70 for an annual subscription), it undercuts Netflix ($13/month) significantly from the get-go. However, Disney itself hasn’t revealed any UK or EU prices, as the Disney+ press release (opens in new tab) states there are “plans to be in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years,” but not in November.
So, what do you get for your seven bucks a month? Pretty much essential, new MCU chapters for one thing. We already knew (opens in new tab) about the Loki TV show, the Falcon and The Winter Soldier series, and Vision and Scarlet Witch appearing in their own limited series, but we didn’t know just how important they’d be.
Speaking at the investor conference, head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige says (H/T /Film (opens in new tab)): “One of the things we’re most excited about is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both in the Disney+ shows we’re producing and our features on the big screen.” If you want your full MCU fix, Disney+ is the only place you’re going to get it.
Of course, that’s only just the start. There’s going to be an animated MCU series, tentatively titled “What If?” that focuses on the Marvel going down different paths at key junctures. Need an example? The first series will deal with Peggy Carter, not Steve Rogers, becoming Captain America. That’s probably worth the price of admission alone.
You can’t forget about Star Wars either. The Mandalorian (opens in new tab), the Star Wars: Rogue One (opens in new tab) prequel (now confirmed to feature K-2SO as per StarWars.com (opens in new tab)), and a new season of The Clone Wars.
And, oh yeah, there’s your expected collection of Disney and Pixar classics, plus every single Simpsons episode ever. Not too shabby, right?
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