Avengers: Endgame, the biggest movie of the year–and one of the largest of all time–will be hitting the upcoming streaming service, Disney+ this fall. It will not be available on launch day for the new service, but it will be hitting one month after Disney+ is available to consumers.
During an investors call, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Endgame will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service on December 11. This is one month after the service debuts, on November 12. Many expected Endgame to be on the service on Day One, but Disney has stated that there will only be four Marvel movies available on launch: Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, and Thor: Dark World. However, there will be a ton of Star Wars content available at launch.
Alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Disney+ will be debuting original content featuring familiar faces from the MCU. Aside from previously revealed series featuring Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Vision and Scarlet Witch, there is a Hawkeye show going into production which will feature Clint Barton passing on the torch to Kate Bishop. If these Marvel shows have the same high production value as Mandalorian–which we got to see some footage of at Star Wars Celebration–then these Marvel shows will have nearly the same production value and quality as the Marvel movies.
The new service will be major competition for the streaming giant Netflix, as Disney+ will cost $7 a month or $70 for a yearly subscription. Is it a Netflix killer? That remains to be seen, but Disney+ will undoubtedly cut into Netflix’s hold on the streaming market.