by Brandon Butler
Disney announces a lot of stuff 12/10/2020

Disney today announced dozens of new movies and Disney+ series at their 2020 Investor Day, and The Verge has done the work on rounding up all of the new series in one big post.

I think Disney did themselves a diservice by announcing so much all at once. I’m really excited for everything but there’s no way to process this much new stuff. Also, many of the announcements had no trailers or promotional images, which just leaves us with a name and months — if not years — of speculation.

The announcement I wasn’t expecting? The Fantastic Four is joining the MCU. Jon Watts, the director of both Spider-Man films for the MCU, will be directing the film, but there’s no date or cast announced yet.

The one sour note came from the announcement of Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney’s upcoming animated film, which will see a simultaneous theatrical and Disney+ release in March, but with the “Premier Access” pricing. The exact price wasn’t given, but remember that Mulan cost an extra $30 on top of the Disney+ annual pricing. And speaking of pricing, a $1 price increase will be hitting Disney+’s 86 million subscribers in March 2021, but with the amount of original series and movies coming to Disney+, it’s still the best bang for your buck.