The highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ is coming to a television near you on Nov. 12.
From the Disney Vault to Marvel and Star Wars, Disney is offering just about every film and television show they own for the low price of $7 a month.
This puts Disney+ at a competitive price point that costs more than Hulu but less than Netflix.
They’ve already started offering the subscription to customers for pre-order, which included a discount when ordered from August through September.
The website crashed due to the influx of customers who subscribed to snag the discount, which gives me the feeling that we can expect the same complications on drop day.
Along with classic films and TV shows, the company is also premiering Disney+ originals that are exclusive to the service.
The most anticipated, which has the potential to crash the site on its own, is “The Mandalorian,” Star Wars’ first live-action show, which has a budget as high as the “Game of Thrones” final season and will star “Game of Thrones” favorite Prince of Dorne, Pedro Pascal.
Along with Star Wars original shows, Marvel is dropping a huge lineup of shows in relation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) featuring fan favorite characters The Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Loki and many more.
This is an exciting feat, because while Marvel has dabbled in shows throughout the years, they’ve never been able to successfully tie any of their TV stories or characters to the MCU.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will be the first MCU show to debut in fall 2020 and the others will follow.
If wars in space and superheroes aren’t your thing, Disney+ is also curating a wide selection of original content for all ages.
Along with “The Mandalorian,” the live-action “Lady and the Tramp,” the Anna Kendrick original Christmas film “Noelle” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is also set to premiere on Nov. 12.
A lot of the original content trailers already look totally different from what Disney usually does, and it is exciting to see the brand branch out.
Whether the content flops or succeeds, there’s no doubt that Disney is going to make tons of money off this new venture and it’ll be interesting to see what effect this has on streaming services and even the entertainment industry as a whole.