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Disney+ Launching November 12 for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year

Disney+

The anticipation for Disney+, Disney‘s digital streaming service, has been growing. Rumors have been running rampant about shows that we might see, how much it will cost, and when will it launch. Now, we know the details as Disney has pulled back the curtain showing us what we can expect.

Disney+ launches November 12 costing $6.99 per month or an annual price of $69.99. It will include brand new original series exclusive to the ad-free subscription service. Here’s what they’ve announced.

The Technical

The service will allow downloading of content so it can be accessed offline. There will be individual profiles and that includes custom avatars.

It will launch over each major region of the world over a two year time frame due to expiring contracts in specific territories. The United States will be up first.

In the presentation, images of televisions, computers, Apple TV, Playstation, X-BOX, and the Switch were all shown indicating the service will be available to watch on those and more.

Disney and Pixar

The entire Signature Collection will be available on launch. Rumors had indicated Disney’s complete movie library would be available. All Pixar films will be available in the first year of launch. All Pixar theatrical shorts will be available at launch.

One of the original series to debut in the first year is Unknown: Making Frozen 2 which is a documentary series exploring the behind the scenes creation of the animated film.

The new Toy Story character Forky will get a series of Pixar shorts with Forky Asks a Question. Toy Story’s Bo Peep will also get a short entitled Lamp Life.

5,000 episodes of Disney Channel contet and 100 original movies will be available to stream on lucnh.

On top of that, more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films will come to the library.

Marvel

Captain Marvel will be available on the service on the first day. Disney announced two original series. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will star as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in the series WandaVision. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team up in The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Tom Hiddleston will play Loki in a series of the same name.

According to other reports, only four Marvel films will come to the service within the launch window.

Star Wars

All Star Wars films will be available on the platform within the first year of its launch. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will join forces for a series based on Cassian Andor. The Mandolorian, Jon Favreau‘s live-action series will premiere on launch.

More Originals

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader will star in Noelle. Director Tom McCarthy will have an original film, Timmy Failure that will release in the first year. An adaptation of the best selling book Star Girl will come to the platform. William DaFoe will star in the original film Togo about a man’s real-life story about his and his sled dog’s journey through the Alaskan tundra. That will be out in the first year. A live-action Lady and the Tramp will come to the service.

The Phineas and Ferb Movie, a new animated adventure will come to the service.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming to the service.

And More!

More than 250 hours from National Geographic will come to the service and that includes the film Free Solo. The World According to Jeff Goldblum, from National Geographic, will premiere on the channel.

The Simpsons!

Disney+ will be the exclusive home for streaming The Simpsons starting at launch. That’s all 30 seasons on the first day of launch.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? We’ll be watching I Kill Giants!!! Can’t wait. While you wait for the work day to end and weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

PBS NewsHour – Opinion: Why ‘Black Panther’ and other comic books belong in the classroom – We can support this!

The Comichron – Action Comics #1000 takes 10 of Top 12 advance reorder spots; Infinity Gauntlet, Rick & Morty rule reorders – For those that dig the horse race.

The Mary Sue – Elizabeth Olsen Calls Out Empire Magazine for Photoshopping Her Beyond Recognition – Good.

Newsarama – Chris Evans Has ‘No Plans’ To Return To Captain America After Avengers 4 – Wasn’t this a known thing?

 

Reviews

The Beat – The Family Trade Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Infidel #1

Comics Bulletin – Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1

Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Officially Join Avengers: Age of Ultron

Today, Marvel officially announced that actors Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be joining the cast of  Avengers: Age of Ultron. They’ll be playing the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. The movie hits theaters May 1, 2015. The two characters are the son and daughter of Magneto who is over in the “X” movie universe controlled by Fox. Both started as villains, but went on to become heroes, though crossed the lines between good and bad numerous times.

Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to comic book character roles as he played Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass franchise, which is published by Marvel’s Icon brand. Olsen has earned praise for her numerous roles and next appears in Spike Lee’s Oldboy opening this weekend. Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will share the screen as leads in the highly anticipated Godzilla remake scheduled for a May 2014 release.

Joss Whedon will return to direct Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to the 2012 Marvel’s The Avengers which earned $1.5 billion worldwide.

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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting?

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – A Man Named “Batman, Son of Superman” Sent to Prison. (Really.) – I’m totally naming my kid this.

CBR – Del Toro Says “Justice League Dark” Part of Shared DC Movie Universe– Wait, you’re saying WB has a plan and the fans don’t know wht they’re talking about?

Bleeding Cool – Drew Goddard To Write Daredevil Netflix Series – Ok.

The Mary Sue – Exclusive: Elizabeth Olsen Talks to Us About Her Preparations for Playing Scarlet Witch – Could be interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Dead Body Road #1

ICv2 – Harbinger Wars: Volume 1 TP

Talking Comics – Unity #1