The Disney Plus streaming service has officially launched and fans are now able to join, load up the site, and see which of their favorite shows and movies have made it onto the site. But what about the beloved movies that aren’t there yet? And what else will be coming in the future?
Disney has already made announcements for the next several years of original content and favorite movies that will be coming to their Disney Plus streaming library soon. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
Falcon and The Winter Soldier Coming On Disney+
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will be taking on their Avengers roles in this new series starring Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The actor Daniel Brül will also be appearing as Zemo and Emily Van Camp will be seen as Sharon Carter. The series has six episodes planned. Disney Plus isn’t revealing much of the plot, beyond the fact that the characters will be dealing with moving forward saving the world after the events of Avengers: Endgame. This new series will premiere on Disney Plus in the fall of 2020.
Loki Coming To Disney Plus
Disney’s Loki series will follow Loki’s adventures after he stole the Tesseract. In some ways this series will be a prequel, as the character will travel back in time and step in to major historical events to cause mischief as only Loki can. Tom Hiddleston will play Loki for this six episode series. There isn’t yet news on who else from the Marvel Cinematic Universe may join him. Loki will debut exclusively on Disney Plus in the spring of 2021.
Hawkeye Coming To Disney Plus
Jeremy Renner will return to his role as Clint Barton (Hawkeye) in this new series based on the Matt Fraction comic books. The character of Kate Bishop will be a star player in the series, though Disney Plus hasn’t yet announced an actress for her role. Renner has said that his character will be passing on the “Hawkeye” title to Kate Bishop, and discovering areas she may be better at the job than he has been. This Disney Plus series is expected to debut in the fall of 2021.
WandaVision Coming To Disney Plus
WandaVision will be a six episode sitcom series. It follows the Marvel characters Scarlet Witch and Vision, who will be played by returning actors Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. The series has been called different, strange and odd – so you can expect something unusual with this show. The WandaVision story takes place after Avengers: Endgame. Not much else is yet known about this Marvel Cinematic Universe series. It will debut on Disney Plus in Spring 2021.
Ms. Marvel Coming To Disney Plus
Ms. Marvel made her first appearance in Captain Marvel comics, though they are not the same person at all. Ms. Marvel’s real name is Kamala Kahn and she’s a relatively new Marvel Comics invention, having made her debut in print with a solo series published in 2014. Kamala is a teenage Pakistani-American girl living in Jersey City. She discovers she has shapeshifting abilities and eventually takes over for Captain Marvel in the comics. No word yet on when Ms. Marvel will make her Disney Plus debut.
She-Hulk Coming To Disney Plus
She-Hulk has been around in comic form since 1980, an invention of Stan Lee and John Buscema. She got her Hulk-like powers from her cousin Bruce Banner when, after an emergency blood-transfusion, she was gifted with a milder form of Bruce’s Hulk superpowers. So while she’s big, green and strong… she’s not dumb like Hulk. She-Hulk (whose real name is Jennifer Susan Walters) retains her own personality and intelligence while also gaining the ability to smash stuff. No word yet on when the She-Hulk series will start streaming on Disney Plus.
Moon Knight Coming To Disney Plus
Moon Knight made his first appearance in 1975 on the pages of Marvel Comics. He’s since become something of a cult favorite. The character, whose real name is Marc Spector, is often compared to Batman… if Batman had multiple personality disorder and were far less stable. He’s also one of the Avengers, which could lead to some interesting tie-ins with the Avengers movie franchise down the road. For now, we’re still waiting on Disney to announce a release date for Moon Knight on Disney Plus.
Marvel’s What If… Coming To Disney Plus
This new animated Marvel series begs the question of what would happen if major events in the Marvel films happened a different way. This series is based on the comic series of the same name. Many of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will be voicing their characters in the animated series, including Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Ironman. This series will premiere on Disney Plus in the summer of 2021.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Coming To Disney Plus
Disney has confirmed Obi-Wan Kenobi will get his own solo series on Disney Plus. Ewan McGregor is signed to return as the character he took over from Alec Guinness in the Star Wars prequels. The show, which does not have an official title yet, takes place in the period between Star Wars Episode III and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Series is currently slated to debut as six one-hour episodes in season 1. Currently there are no plans for season 2, though that could change. Expect Obi-Wan Kenobi to arrive on Disney Plus in the summer of 2021. For more detailed information on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi show visit our All We Know About Obi-Wan On Disney Plus guide.
Cassian Andor Series On Disney Plus
In 2019 and Disney’s annual D23 expo, Kathleen Kennedy announced a series based on the character Cassian Andor as one of the things in production and headed for Disney Plus. Andor was one of the key characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and as he was in the movie, in the show he’ll be played by Diego Luna. Cassian Andor is killed off in Rogue One, but the Cassian Andor series is a prequel which will cover his adventures before the film where he was introduced.
Originally it was thought the Cassian Andor series would be focused solely on Andor’s time as a rebel spy fighting the Galactica Empire, and while that’s still true we’ve also learned at least part of the show will be focused on his childhood. The site Discussing Film has learned Disney is currently working on casting nine and thirteen year old actors to portray Andor as a kid. They’re also casting a 9-year-old girl to play Cassian’s sister. That could mean we’ll see an adult version of his sister in the main story or it could mean that his backstory, which will be told in flashbacks, will be about losing her.
The show has also started adding other names to the main cast. Alan Tudyk will return as the voice of the lovable droid K-2SO. The doid first appeared in Rogue One and its thought the Cassian Andor series may explore how Cassian and K-2SO first met. In Rogue One K-2SO was created using CGI and Tudyk performed the motion capture for K-2SO in addition to the voice. It seems likely Tudyk will also perform the character in addition to voicing it, for Cassian Andor.
Stephen Schiff (best known as the man behind The Americans) will serve as showrunner on Cassian Andor with Tom Gillroy on board to co-write and direct several episodes. Cassian Andor: The Series starts production in early 2020 with no date yet set for its release on Disney Plus.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 7)
Yes, the first six seasons of this animated series are already streaming on Disney+, but you can expect to see season seven soon! This final season of The Clone Wars is expected to have twelve episodes and will be exclusive to Disney+. Dave Filoni, the co-creator of the show, wrote and directed the final four episodes. Season seven of this beloved show will premiere on Disney Plus in February 2020.
Other Rumored Star Wars Series On Disney Plus
Depending on how Star Wars continues to perform there are sure to be other Star Wars series. Rumors have been swirling hinting that Disney might be considering a Lando Calrissian solo series or even a series based on Force Awakens characters Finn and Poe Dameron. Those are all just rumors for now and whether they come to Disney Plus will likely depend on how future Star Wars shows and movies continue to perform for Disney.
Muppets Now Headed To Disney Plus
Muppets Now is being described using words such as “short-form” and “unscripted” but no one seems to have clearly defined what those words mean. Does unscripted mean this will be an improv show, and if so how can you do improv with Muppets? Does short-form mean these will be something like SNL’s digital shorts and not full-fledged episodes?
What we do know is that Muppets Now will feature celebrity guest-stars, much as the original Muppet Show used to. Also Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy and all the rest are almost definitely going to be involved. Expect Muppets Now to premiere on Disney Plus in 2020.
Monsters At Work Coming On Disney Plus
Were you a fan of the Pixar movie Monsters, Inc? Then you may be looking forward to the new Disney Plus series, Monsters At Work. This series will have Billy Crystal and John Goodman voicing the beloved characters of Mike and Sully, though the series will star characters voiced by Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon. The story for this original series will begin six months after the end of the film, which means that the power plant formerly powered by making children scream not makes them laugh. The main character, Tylor Tuskmon, is a rookie monster at the power plant who aspires to be as great as Mike and Sully. You can expect to see Monsters At Work on Disney Plus in 2020.
Big Shot Coming To Disney Plus
John Stamos is set to star in this 10-episode dramedy from David E. Kelley, creator of Ally McBeal. Big Shot has Stamos as a moody college basketball coach fired and forced to end up teaching at an all-girls private school. I’m imagining something like The Mighty Ducks on hardwood, if this goes right. Or it’ll be just another forgettable Disney Channel knockoff, if it goes totally wrong. Either way, lessons will be learned. Expect it to arrive on Disney Plus some time in 2020.
Diary of a Female President Coming On Disney Plus
Created by and starring Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin, Diary of a Female President is a half-hour comedy about a Cuban-American teen who will later in life becomes president. Expect “hey remember when…” voiceovers in the vein of How I Met Your Mother, to start each episode. Rodriguez is more of a recurring character than the focus of the show (perhaps the adult version of our hero?). Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver have been tapped to star in the Disney Plus series when it arrives in 2020.
Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2
Frozen 2 itself isn’t on the Disney+ platform yet, but there is a documentary series about the making of the film coming soon. Into the Unknown is expected to show the creative process for making an anticipated Disney Animation sequel. While there isn’t a release date set yet, it is expected to debut during the first year of the service.
Lizzie McGuire Sequel Series
Hilary Duff will be returning for the sequel series, though there isn’t yet word on whether the other two stars who played Gordo (Adam Lamberg) and Miranda (Lalaine Vergara-Paris) will be returning to the show. The series will begin on Lizzie McGuire’s 30th birthday, where she is living in New York City and working as an apprentice for an interior designer. The original Disney series is expected to premiere on the streaming platform in 2020.
Chip n’ Dale
Chip n’ Dale are set to return to the world of Disney with their first original TV series since the much beloved Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers in the nineties. The look of the tune and the tone of it seems to have very little in common with Rescue Rangers, however. The animation shown off so far is very Ren and Stimpy while the comedic stylings are more in line with those classic Chip N’ Dale cartoons where the duo hassled Donald Duck. Each episode will be completely without any voices, sound effects only, which should actually result in something more like the Roadrunner than the usual from Disney. Disney Plus is producing thirty-nine seven-minute episodes featuring the chipmunk characters. Expect the series to arrive in 2020.
Star Wars: Jedi Temple
Star Wars: Jedi Temple will be the first ever game show set in the Star Wars universe. It’ll primarily be geared towards kids with Ahmed Best, best known as the man who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, hosting the show as a Jedi Master testing young Padawans. The tests will be contests in which kids attempt challenges involving lightsabers, hyperspace, the light and dark side of The Force. The tests will happen in three different locations: a forest planet, a Jedi star cruiser (I had no idea that was a thing), and within the titular Jedi Temple itself. Star Wars: Jedi Temple will likely be a lot like a classic Nickelodeon game show, in the vein of Double Dare or the similarly named Legends of the Hidden Temple. Expect Jedi Temple to stream on Disney Plus some time in 2020.