Disney+ Confirms Vision and Scarlet Witch, What If?, And More Marvel Shows

Lawrence Kim
April 14, 2019

Feige said. "These will be both new and continuing stories and 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".

Tuna Amobi of CFRA Research said Disney+ will launch with "an unparalleled array of branded TV/film content" and as a result "could be a potential game-changer in a rapidly evolving streaming landscape".

It'll be available in the United States on November 12, 2019 and it's expected to drop in Canada shortly after. A monthly subscription will cost less than a month of Netflix, and those who sign up will get access to a large library of both classic Disney content and new originals.

The service will offer Disney's films and TV shows, along with the library it acquired from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

Disney's announcements of its streaming service's full lineup and features included the official unveiling of numerous long-rumored series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring some of the most popular Avengers in their own solo (or paired) TV series.

"The Disney+ platform is being built on that foundation, one that no other content or technology company can rival", Iger said. It was short, sweet, and shared all the mischief that we've come to know out of Loki. "It is that simple".

The service's entire lineup will cover five categories: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Is Disney+ going to change streaming media in its favor?

The company projected that it would have from 60 million to 90 million subscribers by that time, with two-thirds of them outside the United States.

But John Meyer, an analyst and Transpire Ventures partner said he strongly believes Disney will not become a threat to Netflix.

Netflix shares fell as much as 5 percent to $349.36 shortly after the open in New York Friday, sending its market as low as $152.5 billion. In the first year alone, 25 original series and 10 original films will debut on the service. We estimate that these studios provide around 20% of Netflix's overall content measured by available hours, and closer to 40% of hours viewed on the service.

The new service, which will launch in the fall, is being priced very aggressively.

Also gearing up for streaming launches are: WarnerMedia, which owns studio Warner Bros (Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie), HBO, and the rights to Netflix's biggest show, Friends; and Comcast's NBC Universal, owner of the USA version of The Office - another Netflix hit - as well as Jurassic World and Fast and Furious maker Universal.

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