The Disney + service, with more than 85 million subscribers worldwide, is already a success. But the arrival of the Star section, intended for a more adult audience, displays a catalog that has enough to make the competition pale. As long as you subscribe before February 23, the subscription costs only € 6.99 / month.
It’s the February 23 that the Star section will be invited to Disney +, accompanied by an increase in the monthly subscription of only 2 euros (except for those who subscribed before this deadline). And if this category is also expected, it is because it contrasts radically with the films and series that we currently find on the platform. While Disney + is already the benchmark for family content, Star is aimed at a much more mature audience. And what we already know from the catalog has something to worry about competing platforms.
An impressive catalog of films and series
Since Disney now owns Fox and other studios, many major adult films are now reserved for Star. We are talking about several episodes of the Alien franchise, including Alien : Covenant and Alien: The Eighth Passenger. More horror movies will be available, like 28 days later and 28 weeks later, Dark Water, Fly…
Classics are also added to the Star category, between Die hard, Romeo + Juliet, Dead Poets Society, The Planet of the Apes, The Red line, Times / Face, Boys don’t cry, and many others.
Some Oscar-winning films are also invited to Disney + like Black Swan or even Borat, far from being intended for the youngest!
But the series intended for adults are also at the rendezvous at Star. We find the classics, like Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy, X-Files, Lost and trashy cartoons like the Griffin, American Dad. Cult sitcoms are also invited, like How I met your mother, Scrubs, Modern Family.
Marvel and Star Wars, a comeback
The service can also boast of strengthening its ties with the non-MCU Marvel by offering Logan, Wolverine’s latest ultra-violent adventure, and the irreverent Deadpool, which Disney has owned since its acquisition of Fox, and whose third film is eagerly awaited. The X-Men movies are already available on Disney +.
Marvel series for adults are also expected to arrive on Disney +. We obviously think of Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Luke Cage and the Defenders. Productions sometimes very violent and much less family than MCU productions. Since the cancellation of the latter, the rumors of a return to Disney + have been chained. And Star is without a doubt the best category to revive these very popular heroes among Marvel fans.
Moreover, it is easy to imagine that the company could start work on more adult programs drawn from its cult franchise that is Star Wars which has an undeniable potential for darker productions, especially when we see the success of The Mandalorian who takes this path.
Finally, let us point out the announcement of completely original content that could have some good surprises in store for us. We should thus discover a series (The Dropout) inspired by the life of Elizabeth Holmes who will go from the youngest billionaire who is not an heiress, thanks to the success of her Theranos company in medical services, to her downfall for deception.
Let us also quote Shogun a kind of Games of Thrones located in feudal Japan or Y: The Last Man, inspired by the Comics of the same name, where a man and his capuchin monkey are among the last survivors while a Y chromosome wipes out all mammals from the surface of the Earth. All this content and many more should be grouped under the Star Originals category, although no date, as to their arrival on the platform, has been communicated for the moment.
Another argument that plays in favor of Disney + and its Star category is its particularly advantageous monthly subscription. If you subscribe before February 23, it will only cost you 6.99 euros to enjoy not only an incredible choice of films and series, but also ultra-high definition on 4 screens! The annual subscription is 69.99 euros, a saving of 15%.
And if you wait for the launch of Star to decide, the monthly subscription will increase to 8.99 euros / month and 89.99 euros per year.
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