ANAHEIM, CA–Recent announcements made by Disney executives confirmed quite a few original series for Disney Plus, a new streaming service launching in November. Disney has already announced its intention to oversaturate the market with plenty of content for the service, including a number of miniseries for both their Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Here’s the latest on a few more of the most exciting new series from Disney.
Star Wars: Origins
Following the universally unquestioned critical success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Disney is releasing a few origin series to explore the backgrounds of select characters from the newer films. Snoke: A Star Wars Series is expected to premiere in 2020, containing a full 22 episodes on Supreme Leader Snoke’s life and rise to power before the events of the films. Following that will be a series focusing on Rey’s mother and father, which will most likely feature them being rebel spies, space rock stars, or something else awesome to highlight how significant and cool Rey’s parentage actually is. The series has already been contracted for a full nine seasons and is expected to explore the complicated romance between Rey’s parents in the style of How I Met Your Mother.
Goose the Cat: The First Animalvenger
The breakout star of Captain Marvel (2019), Goose the Cat will return to star in a 13-episode full-length season. The show is expected to reveal her backstory from the planet of the flerkens, up to the point where she unites with Carol Danvers in the events of the film. Marvel executives have announced that Goose the Cat will be the first of several similar miniseries focusing on established animal characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, culminating in a team-up series to be titled The Animalvengers. Other characters featured in future series will include Antony the ant, Lockjaw the teleporting dog from the fan-favorite Inhumans TV series, and the rat who brings Scott back from the quantum realm in Avengers: Endgame.
Luis Narrates the Disney Universe
Michael Peña reprises his role as Luis from Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) in this series that is sure to be a long-awaited fan favorite. Each 22-minute episode is expected to feature Peña as the sole cast-member, verbally summarizing the plot of a previous Disney film in his unique and fast-paced comedic style. Luis is expected to be kept plenty busy with narrating all of the existing Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars films up to this point; executives have already teased fans with a clip of Luis’s voice announcing, “So a long time ago there was like this galaxy, right?” In future seasons, Luis may even go on to narrate the DCEU movies, with a special emphasis on how each one of them is incoherent and terrible garbage.
Captain Marvel and Admiral Holdo: Space Feminists
In this ambitious first crossover between Disney’s immensely popular Marvel and Star Wars franchises, high-flying hero Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) will team up with fan-favorite Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), the purple-haired Resistance leader from The Last Jedi. The dual leading ladies will adventure throughout the galaxy together, smashing the patriarchy, embodying messages of women’s complete superiority to men, and withholding crucial details of strategic plans from the best male fighter pilots in their command. Kelly Marie Tran is also expected to reprise her beloved role as Rose Tico for a significant spot in the series.
Tidying Up with Thanos
Having successfully cleaned up the universe after the events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Thanos of Titan will star in this reality series designed to help remaining audience members lead a less cluttered and ultimately more fulfilled life. The mad titan’s method suggests taking inventory of the items in one’s home and, for each item that does not spark joy, using the Infinity Stones to snap it out of existence along with half of all life in the universe. Thanos will also apply his unique cosmic perspective as an interior decorator, making sure that the symmetrical arrangement of each room in the home is perfectly balanced as all things should be.
More Live-Action Disney remakes
Continuing Disney’s series of universally loved and lauded live-action remakes, such as this year’s Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King, Disney has confirmed that several more live-action remakes are in the works, many in the form of direct-to-streaming-service movies or miniseries. Half the cast of the Hobbit films is expected to appear in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, to be released in early 2020. Other classic children’s films highly anticipated for live-action adaptations include Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, Cars, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo. To avoid any controversies or outcries over actors’ races, Disney at publishing time had put out a casting call for clownfish with acting ability, as well as for actual blue and green monsters.
Nope. Still cancelled.