Ahoy Captain Cats here and D23 just passed, and wow we have a lot to talk about so here we go.
Disney+ will hit the market in two and a half months, and it’s going to hit the floor running with its massive library of film from the Disney vault with includes Pixar and Star Wars. Besides the bundle with ESPN+ and HULU, it looks like Disney is trying to take on Netflix head-on in terms of content and also original content as well.
Hilary Duff is coming home to Disney with a new Lizzie McGuire sequel series that will be on Disney + and will be created by original series creator. Besides the Lizzie McGuire announcement, Disney+ will be home to the new series High School Musical The Musical (don’t ask), a new Phineas and Ferb spin-off movie and a series of short films entitled Forky Asks a Question. The most interesting note came from the Monsters Inc. series with an all-new spin-off series called Monsters At Work and timeline-wise take place right after Monsters Inc.
D23 also showed off the next wave of Marvel projects, and they start with a new animated series called What if…? This new series is like a “what if Spider-Man was a villain” and shows you what would have happened. Then there was Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will be on Disney + in fall of 2020, WANDAVISION an odd series with the Scarlet Witch and the Vision together in some action sitcom, which will be on Disney+ in spring of 2021. Rounding up the end of the Marvel segment was the announcement of Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk, which will all be TV series.
Jeff Goldblum will also be on Disney+ with an original series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and it looks like a winner. We also saw the announcement of a new Muppet series called Muppets Now.
Now we get to the good parts, and that is Star Wars, and they started with the release date of the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its February of next year and I can not wait! We also saw the trailer of The Mandalorian, and it looks great, it seems like if legendary directors Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone got together and created and directed a part samurai, part spaghetti western and it took place in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian will be on Disney+ on day one of the service. Lastly, Ewan McGregor is coming back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a series on Disney+.
So there you go, everything that was said at D23 and I have to say it sounds like it might be worth getting on November 12.