Disney has definitely been in the news a lot lately, starting with the announcement that it was partnering with IMAX to present select movies on Disney+ in the IMAX enhanced format,
a new one-month introductory Disney+ subscription fee of $1.99 (this promotional offer ended November 14, 2021), and news yesterday that included a lackluster fourth-quarter financial report.
Well, despite some doubters, it looks like Disney+ fans hit the jackpot as Disney+ Day turned to out be a fast-paced event that had something for everyone, although details were scarce as to exact “airdates” it looks like Disney+ will of offering up a lot of original content in 2022 and beyond.
Here is a listing of some of the key content announcements made during Disney+ Day.
She-Hulk: Tatiana Maslany, the former star of Orphan Black, goes from playing multiple clones to playing one of the strongest superheroes (yes, She-Hulk is green), as well as being a lawyer specializing in “unusual cases”. Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth also show up for the fun.
MoonKnight: From the pages of Marvel Comics, MoonKnight explores the life of a vigilante with a dissociative identity disorder with ties to ancient Egypt. Is this Marvel’s version of Batman?
Ms. Marvel: Teenage Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is a Pakistani American who is obsessed with Captain Marvel, and when she acquires her own superpowers, the sky is the limit.
Secret Invasion: Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) team up for some interesting adventures that involve shape-shifting aliens. Are our familiar superheroes really who we think they are?
Agatha – House of Harkness: Ding Dong the witch is not dead as Kathryn Hahn returns to fan-favorite role as everyone’s favorite evil Witch. What will she be up to next?
Spiderman – Freshman Year: This is the first Spiderman Series for Disney+ as the rights to Spiderman are actually owned by Sony, so it will be interesting to see what Marvel and Sony have come up with.
Echo: Native American deaf actress Alaqua Cox plays Echo, a new character in Marvel Univers that will be introduced first in the Marvel Hawkeye series before having her own adventures.
Marvel Zombies: Are you tired of Zombies, Disney hopes will enjoy the spin of superheroes battling Zombies in a series.
Ironheart: A young genius, Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) designs and builds her own Iron Man suit. How will this change her life?
I Am Groot: Everyone’s favorite plant returns for a series of shorts about its early days.
What If…? Season 2: Animated adventures in the Marvel Multiverse with a lot of unexpected surprises. Who knows what will happen?
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: Will this be a repeat of the infamous Star Ways Holiday Special, or will be another triumph for Director James Gunn?
X-Men 97: A long-desired continuation of the well-received X-Men 90’s animated series that picks up where it left off.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor returns to the Star Wars galaxy reprising the role he played in the prequels and post-Mustafar battle with Anakin Skywalker and the fall of the Jedi Order. Kenobi is on the run hiding out on Tatooine while he watches over a young Luke Skywalker. The sizzle reel clearly suggests a new battle with Darth Vader is coming and one that takes place before their final confrontation on the Death Star. Check out our companion report.
Under the Helmet: the legacy of Boba Fett: A preview is available for viewing now for Disney+ subscribers of the new Boba Fett series coming in December 2021. If you watched the Mandalorian, you got a small taste of this character’s return to the Star Wars Universe.
Willow: Warwick Davis returns to his popular Willow character with a series of new adventures and a new cast, some of which weren’t even born when the original Willow movie came out.
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Hocus Pocus 2: Bette Milder, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return to put a new spell on fans.
Tiana: The return of Tiana from the Princess and the Frog which new adventures. Coming in 2023.
Zootopia+: The frantic world of Zootopia where animals rule is returning as short series.
Cars on the Road: The continuing adventures of the characters from the Cars animated films.
Disenchanted (not to be confused with the Netflix series): The sequel to the popular Disney film, Enchanted.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: A new fantasy adventure series based on the popular book series.
Pinnochio: Can Disney strike gold twice with this classic story of a wooden puppet that wants to be a real boy? Be careful what you wish for. With Tom Hanks, Luke Evan, Cynthia Erivo, and an additional voice cast.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3: Another crazy season of this popular Disney Series.
The Beatles: Get Back: Famed director Peter Jackson brings the Beatles back looking and sounding better than ever in a new documentary.
There is more…
The above listing represents most of the major Disney+ incoming programming but there is more including series and documentaries that you can get information on via Disney’s official announcement or by going to Disney+.
Disney certainly delivered on announcements, but can they deliver on execution. We will have to wait and see. Of course, Netflix and the other streaming services are watching too.
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