Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Plus touts itself as a one-stop shop for fans of the legacy media company, which now owns Marvel Studios, LucasFilm, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox’s back catalogue (including the Simpsons).
So the big question is: which Marvel movies will fans be able to loop into eternity?
The answer is ... not all of them. Not right away, at least. When Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12, the platform will include Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, and Thor: The Dark World, a movie we’ll die on a hill for. The rest — not including the two Spider-Man films co-produced by Disney’s new ex Sony — will trickle in over time.
But at the Friday night Disney Plus panel at the 2019 D23 Expo, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed that Avengers: Endgame, the grand finale of his Infinity Saga, would make its grand streaming entrance beginning on Dec. 11, 2019. Don’t make plans.
For those of you who aren’t ready to pony up the cost of Disney Plus (a subscription runs you costs $6.99 per month, or $12.99 a month when bundled with Hulu and ESPN Plus) there’s always the old fashioned method. Endgame hit HD and 4K HD digital earlier this summer, as well as 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and various on-demand platforms on Aug. 13.