DISNEY + Australian launch date announced

Well, it’s official, Disney + is hitting our shores this year.

On Tuesday, November 19 Australia becomes one of five countries in the world to receive the new digital screening platform, along with the US, Canada, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. The platform will hold Disney content, including Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and National Geographic. Not to mention with the recent acquisition of Fox; 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

Subscriptions will cost $8.99 a month, but beyond the huge movie content mentioned, and the potential back catalogue that they could bring, it’s also worth pointing out the numerous shows already in development that will be airing exclusively on Disney +.

The first on the horizon will be the extension of the Star Wars universe with The Mandalorian. Set a few years after Return of the Jedi, it follows a lone Mandalorian in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. In part, the series should act as a bit of a bridge between the events of the original trilogy, and the current Star Wars trilogy. Created by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King), The Mandalorian is set to premiere on November 12.

Then there’s the host of Marvel content that’s been announced. Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye have all been announced for live-action series, and Marvel What If…? has been slated as an animated series. Given the fallout from The Avengers: Endgame, that’s definitely going to garner interest.

Another platform subscription is certainly going to be a stretch on wallets, but Disney + certainly shows a lot of promise.

Disney + becomes available in Australia on Tuesday, November 19. For more details head to disney.com.au

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