Disney Investor Day 2019 was last night, and the house of mouse decided to go big with news for its upcoming Disney+ streaming service. First off, Disney+ will launch on November 12th, with a price of $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually, putting them in contention for the best value in streaming, right off the bat.
Secondly, Disney confirmed several Marvel Studios shows, including Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision (previously The Vision & Scarlet Witch), and Loki, as well as the What If? animated series. There was also confirmation that the first episode of What If? will feature Peggy Carter if she had become Captain America, though there’s no official word on Hayley Atwell reprising the role.
Additionally, it was also revealed that, thanks to the Fox merger, The Simpsons and National Geographic programming will be available for streaming exclusively on Disney+, bolstering an already hearty lineup.
You can hit the jump to check out logos for Falcon & Winter Soldier, The Mandalorian, and Lady and the Tramp, as well as our first look at the interface for Disney+.
In the final episode of the first season of Titans, Batman went on a rampage, with Bruce Wayne only being seen in the shadows, in what was revealed to be a nightmare from Dick Grayson. Now, the second season of Titans is set to show the man himself, albeit a bit older than we’re used to. According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has been cast as an older take on Bruce Wayne.
“After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
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At this point, it seems like we’re talking about a new Disney+ series every day. Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is working on a six-to-eight episode miniseries that will focus on Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, as well as his comic book protege, Kate Bishop. The series will see Barton pass the torch to the younger archer.
Currently there is no creative team attached, but Kevin Feige will be producing, so expect news after the release of Avengers: Endgame later this month. Kate Bishop was a member of the Young Avengers, who took on the codename Hawkeye after the death of Clint Barton. After his return, the two shared the title, even co-headlining a book together.
WonderCon was quite the boon for the DC Universe streaming service this weekend. Capped off with the wonderful first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. With a star-studded cast and what looks like fantastic design, Stargirl is already among the most anticipated new series on the service, though its debut has reportedly been delayed.
Showrun by Stargirl creator, Geoff Johns, Stargirl will follow Courtney Whitmore and her family after they move to Blue Valley, Nebraska, and her Stepfather’s past as a superhero is brought to light, encouraging her to become her own hero. You can hit the jump for a full look at Stargirl.
DC Entertainment and Epix have shared the first teaser trailer for their inexplicable Batman prequel series, Pennyworth, which spotlights the past of Batman’s most loyal friend and confidant during his time with the British Special Forces. While the reasoning behind it is strange, it’s a beautiful looking series, with fantastic cinematography clearly running amok.
The 10-episode series stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) as Alfred Pennyworth, with Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Lord Harwood and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes. The series debuts this summer.
After confirming, to much fan-appreciation, that one of the most influential anime series of all time would be making its way to the streaming service, Netflix has confirmed that Neon Genesis Evangelion will hit on June 21st. It’s been notoriously difficult for quite some time for fans to watch the series without purchasing one of its incredibly expensive box-sets, so this opens a breadth of new fans to the massive series.
On the flip-side, it was also confirmed by the original cast & crew of the iconic original English dub that the series has been re-dubbed for its release on Netflix. Certainly a blow, as the original dub is considered one of the best English translations of all time. Fingers crossed that Netflix has handled it with extreme care.
It looks like Deathstroke’s family is continuing to grow on the second season of the DC Universe streaming series, Titans. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Chelsea Zhang (Andi Mack) has signed on to the role of Rose Wilson, aka Ravager, the daughter of Slade Wilson. Rose has quite the tumultuous relationship with her Father, and it’s likely that we’ll see that play out this coming season.
Titans season 2 looks poised to be something special with more and more faces from the comics and the history of the Titans coming into play. The first season was met with rave reviews, despite some interesting choices tonally.
After casting Deathstroke in the upcoming second season of the DC Universe streaming series, Titans, DC Entertainment has added YouTube star, Chella Man, as his son, Jericho. Chella Man is a deaf activist and transgender model making waves for his outspoken nature. This will be his acting debut, with Jericho’s character description below:
“Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan”
According to /Film, Marvel Studios is developing an animated anthology series based on the Marvel What If? series of comics for Disney+. Kevin Feige will produce the series, though it will obviously not be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though the report speculates several actors could lend their voices to the series, reprising their roles from the MCU.
The Marvel What If? series re-imagines key events in Marvel History, rewriting them to speculate what could happen if certain details changed, though it’s currently unknown which stories are being adapted. Expect more information soon, as it develops.
Amazon has shared the newest trailer at their upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s hit novel, Good Omens. The new trailer gives us loads of new footage, and our best look yet at the story, as well as all of its absurd characters, including Jon Hamm’s Gabriel, as well as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
This looks to be yet another faithful adaptation for a Neil Gaiman property, with quite the offbeat tone, and antics all happening. It should make for a fun ride when Good Omens begins streaming on May 31st.
While we know that a film reboot has long been in development for the iconic franchise, Variety is reporting that a Gremlins animated prequel series is now in development for the upcoming Warner Bros. streaming service (yes, another streaming service). The series will be written by Tze Chun (Gotham), and is expected to be a “period piece that would follow Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, as a young man as he goes on adventures with the friendly Mogwai Gizmo.”
While the news of yet another streaming service won’t sit well with most, an animated series in the vein of the old Jackie Chan Adventures starring Mogwai, with maybe a dash of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, would be an amazing thing.
After the box office flop that was Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney essentially shelved all future spin-off films, instead choosing to focus on the main Skywalker saga and Star Wars: Episode IX. However, the addition of Disney+ seems to have shaken things up, as it’s being rumored that the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film could find life as a streaming series on the service with as many as six episodes.
While still just a rumor, the script is said to be great, with Disney high on developing the property. If The Mandalorian and Cassian have success on the platform we could see quite the influx of mini-series in our future.
It looks like we have some of our first details on the upcoming Disney+ streaming series, Loki. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has recruited Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty, HarmonQuest) to write the pilot, and serve as showrunner.
Additionally, it’s said that the series will follow a younger Loki as he traverse across time on Midgard, manipulating events across human history for his own amusement. Marvel is supposedly looking for a very Doctor Who vibe for the series.
Netflix has revealed that they have partnered with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth for an all-new Transformers animated series to set to premiere in 2020. Transformers: War for Cybertron will be an origin story featuring unique animation by Polygon Pictures. FJ DeSanto, a franchise veteran who has worked on the Transformers animated web series Titans Return and Power of the Primes, has been brought on as series showrunner.
“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”