One of the panels I was most excited for at D23 Expo was the Disney+ Panel! I just knew they were going to announce new Marvel Disney+ content, because surely Kevin Feige couldn’t have saved all of Marvel Phase 4 for San Diego Comic Con. Well I just dropped $140 at D23 Expo for 3 years of Disney+ services, and here’s why. They announced six NEW Disney+ series in development plus a whole lot of other news. Check out what’s new for Disney+!
New Original Series on Disney+
Disney+ announced 6 new original shows, not including the original movies like Noelle and Star Girl. Three of these are Marvel shows! Yes, three!
New Marvel Shows on Disney+
Kevin Feige announced that Marvel Studios is developing three new live-action series: “Ms. Marvel,” “Moon Knight” and “She-Hulk,” all derived from Marvel comics. Ms. Marvel will be the first female Muslim superhero to star in her own title!! Ms Marvel is a teenager named Kamela Khan, a Pakistani-American living in a religious family in New Jersey while trying to find her own way.
She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, cousin of original Hulk, Bruce Banner. After Walters received a blood transfusion from Banner, she accidentally took in some of his gamma poisoning and became an intelligent, controlled version of the Hulk.
Moon Knight is about a mercenary named Mark Specter who was left for dead in the Egyptian desert. There have been no release dates for any of the three new Marvel shows.
Not only that, but stars from the Marvel shows previously announced for Disney+ came to talk a little more about them.
The one that surprised me the most was WandaVision. We knew it would be about Wanda and Vision, but Kevin Feige said it would be half sitcom and half Marvel Cinematic Adventure. Elizabeth Olsen described it was wacky and fun. Dick Van Dyke will even star in it, and I am here for this.
And if you need to catch up on your Marvel characters, don’t forget to watch this complete Marvel movies list in order. The complete MCU collection will be on Disney+, with Avengers Endgame being added in early December.
New Star Wars Show on Disney+ Starring Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor made a surprise appearance to announce his return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new untitled series from Lucasfilm. I was dying! There have been rumors circulating for years that McGregor would reprise his role. I even saw him talking to Mark Hamill at the Solo premiere and knew something was going on. McGregor said for years he’s been having to deny the rumors or redirect saying when he knew something, he would let us know. And now he has!
New Lizzie McGuire Show
When we were waiting for the panel to start I heard one of the songs from the Lizzie McGuire movie and thought it was an interesting choice! Hilary Duff surprised the audience when it was announced she will reprise the role she made famous in an all-new Lizzie McGuire series! I used to watch this show with my girls and loved it, so I’m so excited for new family friendly content!
Hilary Duff will play an older and wiser Lizzie McGuire, an almost 30-year-old, with a job and life while still having 13-year-old Lizzie talking to her. I’m sure hijinks will ensue.
Forty years (yes, 40 years!) after leaving the swamp in his big screen debut in “The Muppet Movie,” Kermit the Frog is starring with Miss Piggy and the gang, in their first-ever unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now.” It looks hilarious! So Muppets fans, rejoice!
Disney+ Founders Circle
After watching some clips from these shows, knowing that Disney+ will also have the complete Disney Classics collection, complete Star Wars collection, complete Marvel collection, complete Pixar collection, etc, I knew I had to have Disney+. They announced a deal for those at D23 Expo to join the Founders Circle and sign up for 3 years of Disney+ service for $140. So yes, Disney, take my money.
Also if you’re a D23 Member, on the site it says the deal will be available online to members starting August 26th through September 2nd. If you’re not a member join, and you can get the D23 deal here. It says it may take 36 hours for the offer to appear, so get it now!
As it stands, they’ll offer Disney+ for 69.99 a year, but I can imagine there will be more deals, so keep your ears open for announcements. I can’t wait for Disney+ to launch November 12th!