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Disney+ is an American video-on-demand streaming service owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. The streaming service launched on November 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. The following week, it launched in Australia and New Zealand.[1]

The streaming service continued to roll out worldwide in 2020 launching in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on March 24, 2020.[2] It then launched in India on April 3, 2020[3], in France on April 7, 2020[2], in Japan on June 11, 2020[4], and in Indonesia on September 5, 2020.[5]

The streaming service launched in several countries in the second half of 2020, launching in Portugal, Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark on September 15, 2020.[6] It then launched in the countries and territories of Latin America on November 17, 2020.[7]

The streaming service will launch in more markets in 2021 launching in Singapore on February 23, 2021.[8] It will then launch in Hong Kong and South Korea at some point in 2021.[9]

Original Programming

On November 9, 2017, Deadline reported that Disney was developing an original Marvel TV series for the service.[10]

On September 18, 2018, Variety reported that Marvel Studios was developing two limited TV series for the service, being Loki and WandaVision, that would be centered on Loki and the duo Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively.[11]

On October 30, 2018, Variety reported that Marvel Studios began development on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for the service, a limited TV series centered on Falcon and Winter Soldier.[12]

On March 12, 2019, /Film reported that Marvel Studios was developing What If...? for the service, an animated series based on the comic book series of the same name.[13]

On April 10, 2019, Variety reported that Marvel Studios was developing Hawkeye, a limited series centered on the character of the same name.[14]

On August 23, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel Studios was developing Ms. Marvel, a limited series centered on the character of the same name.[15] That same day, at D23 Expo 2019, Kevin Feige announced that Marvel Studios was developing Moon Knight, a limited series centered on the character of the same name and She-Hulk, a limited series centered on the character of the same name.[16]

On November 11, 2019, Disney announced Expanding the Universe[17], a documentary available at launch[18] that featured a new look at the original Marvel Cinematic Universe television series coming to the service.[19]

On February 5, 2020, Bob Iger revealed that there are two currently unknown series in development.[20]

On September 25, 2020, Variety reported that Marvel Studios was developing a series centered on Nick Fury with Kyle Bradstreet attached to write and executive produce.[21]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney's 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige announced 4 new limited series that were in development: Secret Invasion, centered on Nick Fury and Talos, Ironheart, centered on the character of the same name, Armor Wars, centered on War Machine, and I Am Groot, centered on Groot. He also announced that a special titled The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was in devlopment.[22]

On December 15, 2020, Marvel Studios announced Legends, a documentary series that will showcase individual characters viewers have come to know and love over the years and revisit some of their most iconic moments.[23]

Television Series Posters

WandaVision

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Loki

To be added

What If...?

To be added

Ms. Marvel

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Hawkeye

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Moon Knight

To be added

She-Hulk

To be added

Secret Invasion

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Ironheart

To be added

Armor Wars

To be added

I Am Groot

To be added

Television Special Poster

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

To be added

Documentary Series Poster

Legends

Other Marvel Cinematic Universe Programming

In addition to the original Marvel programming, Disney+ currently includes 20 of the 23 (with the exceptions being The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home) Marvel Cinematic Universe films:

Three of the Marvel One-Shots short films, The Consultant, Item 47 and Agent Carter, are currently available as extra features for Thor, The Avengers, and Iron Man 3 respectively. Three episodes of the web series WHiH Newsfront are currently available as extra features for Ant-Man.

Disney+ also streams the TV series Agent Carter, Inhumans, and Runaways in the United States, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cloak & Dagger and Helstrom are currently streaming in other countries.

References

  1. New Global Launch Dates Confirmed for Disney+
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disney+ Launches Today in Seven European Markets
  3. Disney+ To Launch In India On April 3 After Short Delay
  4. Disney+ on Twitter - May 8, 2020
  5. Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia on Instagram - August 10, 2020
  6. Disney Plus Reveals European Expansion, Pricing Plans
  7. Disney+ Latin America on Twitter - August 18, 2020
  8. Mandalorian, WandaVision and more: Disney+ to launch in Singapore next year
  9. Disney on Twitter - December 10, 2020
  10. Disney Developing ‘Star Wars’, ‘Monsters Inc.’ TV Series For Streaming Service
  11. Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)
  12. Falcon-Winter Soldier Limited Series in the Works With ‘Empire’ Writer (EXCLUSIVE)
  13. Exclusive: Marvel Studios Producing ‘What If’ TV Series For Disney+
  14. Hawkeye Series Starring Jeremy Renner in the Works at Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)
  15. 'Ms. Marvel' Series in the Works for Disney+ (Exclusive)
  16. D23: New Marvel Studios Shows on Disney+ Announced
  17. Disney+ on Twitter - November 11, 2019
  18. Disney+ on Twitter - November 11, 2019
  19. Disney+ Will Feature a Preview of the New Marvel Studios Shows
  20. Disney's Bob Iger Considering 'Mandalorian' Spinoff Shows
  21. Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Marvel Disney Plus Series (EXCLUSIVE)
  22. All of the Marvel Studios News Coming out of The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 Investor Day Presentation
  23. Marvel Studios Announces New Series Debuting Exclusively on Disney+

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