Since its debut in Nov. of 2019, Disney+ has grown wildly popular. The platform now sits at a handsome 86 million subscribers, snatching fourth place in video subscriptions in the US, only sitting behind Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu according to marketing research company Parks Associates.
However, fans clamor for more, and Disney never rests comfortably. On Investors Day 2020, Disney announced a multitude of new shows and movies that would release on Disney+ the following year. Here’s a rundown of all the spin-offs, series, reboots, and movies coming to your screen in 2021 (and some in 2022)! Buckle up because there are a lot.
Although much of their content had been pushed back because of the sudden pandemic, fans will now be overloaded with content coming in from last year. From the MCU’s Phase Four to the new experimental TV series set in the same universe.
January 15, 2021 – WandaVision // series ft. Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, and Teyonah Parris
March 19, 2021 – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier // series ft. Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, and Daniel Brühl
May 7, 2021 – Black Widow // movie ft. Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, and David Habour
May 2021 – Loki // series ft. Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, and Richard E. Grant
July 9, 2021 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings // movie ft. Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, and Tony Chu-Wai Leung
Summer 2021 – What If…? // animated series ft. Jeffrey Wright
November 5, 2021 – Eternals // movie ft. Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani
Since the announcement of a sequel trilogy, Star Wars fans thought that was the end of content on the big screen. However, with the release of The Mandalorian and the final seventh season of the beloved Star Wars: The Clone Wars animation series, on smartphone screens, fans became obsessed. Disney jumped at the opportunity, and along with the announcement of the continuation of the ever-popular star wars western spin-off, several new series are coming out of the woodwork.
2021 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch // ft. Dee Bradley Baker and Ming-Na Wen
December 2021 – The Book of Boba Fett // ft. Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen
Rumored late 2021 – The Mandalorian Season 3 // ft. Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weather, Giancarlo Esposito, Katee Sackhoff, and Rosario Dawson
2022 – Andor // series ft. Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, and Alan Tudyk
DISNEY & PIXAR
Following the success of its streaming service, Disney is now going full throttle, continuing production in its own animation studio. Pixar, too, is grinding their gears to pull out as much content that they can this year. Spielberg is also joining team Disney as he directs a live-action reboot of West Side Story.
March 5, 2021 – Raya and the Last Dragon // animated movie ft. Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina
November 24, 2021 – Encanto // animated movie
December 10, 2021 – West Story Story // movie ft. Ansel Elgort, Rachel Segler, Ariana DeBose, and Rita Moreno
June 18, 2021 – Luca // animated movie
2021 – Dug Days // animated series ft. Bob Peterson
2021 – Monsters at Work // animated series ft. Ben Feldman, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson
2021 – Pixar Popcorn // animated series
From comic book spin-offs to all-new animations by Pixar, Disney+ has people of all ages and interests lined up to click “Watch More” for a year—and that’s not to mention the content coming in 2022 and onward! For now though, perhaps quarantine can be a bit more entertaining in the new year.