Disney+ has officially launched in the U.S. and it brings with it a massive library of highly-desirable titles from major brands such as Pixar, National Geographic and, perhaps most importantly, Marvel and Star Wars. Even though these are two of the biggest brands housed under Disney's massive media umbrella, the new streaming service doesn't have a complete library for either Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Subscribers need not fret though, as the release dates for key missing titles for both brands have been revealed.
When it comes to the MCU, Disney+ came through at the last minute and delivered a much more expansive selection than had previously been expected. Originally, it appeared as though only a handful of titles were going to be available. However, just ahead of the launch of Disney+, it was revealed that some key titles were added. Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Doctor Strange, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame are all available from the start.
But considering there are 23 movies, overall, in the MCU so far, there are some glaring Marvel omissions. On the Star Wars side, both the original trilogy and the prequels are available in their entireties. But some of the more recent additions to a galaxy far, far away, such as The Last Jedi and Solo aren't available to stream just yet. Via the Disney+ app, several key MCU titles and these remaining Star Wars movies can be searched and, through those searches, the release dates for these titles are revealed. Here's when to expect some of the missing movies.
- Future Marvel and Star Wars movie release dates
- • Thor: Ragnarok - December 5, 2019
- • Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 26, 2019
- • Black Panther - March 4, 2020
- • Avengers: Infinity War - June 25, 2020
- • Solo: A Star Wars Story - July 9, 2020
- • Ant-Man and the Wasp - July 29, 2020
Unfortunately on the MCU side, both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home won't be hitting the service, at least not anytime soon, as the movies were produced by Sony Pictures. So that makes for a complex licensing situation. To that point, Disney had quite a few pre-existing content deals with various companies that prevented them from having some of these titles available when Disney+ debuted.
Setting that aside, the streaming service will be a huge part of both Star Wars and Marvel in the future. Each franchise has several live-action shows in development that will tie-in heavily with the movies. The Mandalorian is the first ever live-action Star Wars show and it debuted its first episode at launch. On the Marvel side, shows like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye will start trickling out in 2020. To see everything available on the service, or to subscribe, head on over to DisneyPlus.com.