Update: full details on the Disney+ film line-up will be arriving this week – don’t click on this article until then.
CORRECTION: Golden rule of Film Stories – when you make a mistake, own it. Hence – the first version of this story that went up is inaccurate, and that’s on us (although unintentionally inaccurate). The full line up announcement is coming shortly, and we’re assured that there will be a *lot* of films.
The announcement that Disney+ is adding a ‘Star’ section to its streaming service in February is a hugely positive one. It opens the door for the movies under Disney ownership that have tougher ratings than PG-13 and 12A to have a home on the service, even more important given how many such films the Mouse acquired when it completed its purchase of Fox. On top of the likes of the Die Hards, the Predators and the Alien movies, there are tens of thousands of films now in the studio’s vault.
Inaccurate part about the specific movies removed.
The emphasis with Star, at least in its early days, looks like being on TV shows. No shortage of those, with Big Sky, Helstrom, Love Victor, How I Met Your Mother, 24, Family Guy, Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, The X-Files, Atlanta, Black-ish, Lost and The Gifted all arriving in full.
In terms of films on the broader Disney+ service, then February’s new additions will be Ice Age: Collision Course, Flora & Ulysses and Flicka 2.
More as we hear it.
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