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Disney+ just got a galactic launch day boost, as Marvel announced Avengers: Endgame will be available when the new service debuts on Nov. 12, after being originally slated to hit the streamer on Dec. 11.
Oh snap! #AvengersEndgame is coming to @DisneyPlus. Start streaming the epic finale to Marvel Studios' Infinity Saga on November 12 in the US, Canada and Netherlands and on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/8hk40y5OFy— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 6, 2019
The Nov. 12 date applies to the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. Australia and New Zealand will begin streaming Endgame on Nov. 19.
Marvel revealed the news in a tweet on Wednesday. Endgame‘s addition is significant because Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings had been minimal, with just seven of 23 MCU titles available at launch (now eight). Of course, part of the appeal of Disney+ has been the prospect of the entire MCU filmography eventually landing on the streamer.
However, Disney+ will start with more than enough new programing to please. It will eventually feature three new Marvel series, with Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk making their MCU debuts.
The service will also feature new iterations of its Star Wars properties, including an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, a Rogue One prequel, and The Mandalorian, which takes place five years after the events in Return of the Jedi.
With news that Avatar will also be available on Disney+ on Nov. 12, the streamer will get a running head start with heavyweights on the roster. It will now launch with the three highest-grossing domestic releases of all-time: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Endgame, and Avatar. Additionally, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War—which are both currently streaming on Netflix—will likely make it to Disney+ in 2020.
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Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.