Disney Plus raises its monthly price by $ 1, revealing new Marvel and Star Wars assets

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Disney Plus will Raising prices by one dollar in the United States In March, his subscription turned into a $ 8 monthly membership. Disney Thursday said it unleashed a flood of news about its streaming four-hour marathon services. I made plans for up to 20 people The Marvel and Star Wars series is coming, I promised to let animation fans stream Raya and the Last Dragon on the same day it hits theaters, Revealing a new package containing packages Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Ad-Free Hulu for $ 19 / month.

But the company has been silent about its broadcast plan marvelBlack Widow and other big-budget Marvel films are due to be released next year. The uncertainty about Marvel releases means that Disney, which has had more success with epic movies than any other in the past five years, is still unsure about bringing its bigger budget films to live broadcasts while the pandemic continues to keep movie fans off the cinema seats.

Last week, a move that shocked many and Some angeredAT&T’s WarnerMedia said all the new movies are from Warner Bros. – including Wonder Woman 1984And the Dune And the Matrix 4 – It will be available to broadcast on its streaming service HBO Max on the same day Clicks hit theaters, at no additional cost to subscribers.

Thursday’s news from Disney – or rather the lack of news about Marvel release dates – indicates that Disney is not prepared to commit to such a dramatic reform of the traditional “windows” of its own movie releases yet.

But the Marvel Cinematic Universe It will launch in Disney Plus early next year, in a fast-fire schedule for three original series all in the first half of next year. The first, WandaVision, will arrive on January 15th, as previously announced. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would quickly follow it on March 19. Loki will be showing on Disney Plus in May.


Marvel’s Black Widow is scheduled to release in theaters May 7.

Marvel Entertainment. Screenshot by Joal Ryan / CNET

Among the new Star Wars projects announced on Thursday are two Disney Plus hit movie The Mandalorian. One Ahsoka, Will follow the character who grew up in the animated series The Clone Wars and portrayed Rosario Dawson in the second season of The Mandalorian. It is set within the timeline for The Mandalorian and will make its debut at Disney Plus at Christmas 2021. The other subset of Mando is called Rangers of the New Republic.

The company provided some theatrical Star Wars news, saying Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Will direct New Star Wars: The Rogue Squadron Movie. Rogue Squadron will launch in theaters Christmas 2023 and is set to follow pilots throughout the Star Wars universe.

At Disney Plus itself next year, Disney is transforming some live-action movies that were originally intended for the big screen Original Disney Plus shows instead, skip theaters Completely. Among them is Cruella, which was supposed to hit cinemas in May; Pinocchio, a live remake starring Tom Hanks; Peter Pan restarted; Frustrated, sequel to Enchanted in which Amy Adams reprises her role as a princess; And Sister Act 3, to revive the comic franchise about nuns.

Disney Plus It was the knockout of the so-called broadcast wars, a period over the past year that everyone has looked, including DisneyAnd the an AppleAnd the HBOAnd the NBC World And the Discovery, Put up the broadcast service to take over the likes Netflix And the Amazon Prime Video. But in its first year, Disney Plus has risen to a level 86.8 million subscribers And outperformed the rest of the new competitors.

Until the pandemic, Disney was faithful to the theatrical release rules that kept movies exclusive in theaters for 75 days or more, helping Disney garner more blockbuster movies at the box office in the past five years than any other studio.

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