Story by Kaia Monac0- Staff Reporter
With everybody staying home a majority of 2020 and possibly 2021, it seems a lot of people have turned to watch Netflix, Disney Plus, or whatever streaming service they may have to pass the time. Since so many of us are spending our time watching tv, many streaming services are pushing out an extra amount of entertainment in 2021, especially Disney Plus.
Just this past month, Disney Plus released two new series: Marvel’s WandaVision on January 15 and Marvel’s Legends on January 8. Marvel’s WandaVision is about superheroes Wanda Maximoff and Vision living an idealized life that is not quite what it seems. Marvel’s Legends gives refreshers on each superhero, as more series are scheduled to come out later in the year.
Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is coming out March 19 and will feature the title superheroes going on a global adventure to test their skills and patience. Next up from Marvel is the series Loki, taking place after Avengers: Endgame and following Loki as he travels through time. This series is set to premiere in May. Additional series set to come out sometime this year include Monsters At Work, following the events of Monsters Inc., and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two.
Disney Plus is set to release an array of movies over the next few months as well. First is Flora and Ulysses on February 19, a children’s comedy about a little girl named Flora who befriends a squirrel with superpowers. Next is Raya and the Last Dragon, an animated movie about a warrior princess named Raya from the land of Kumandra, where humans and dragons once coexisted. The movie is set to release March 5 on Disney Plus Premier Access, so it costs extra money to watch it.
Disney is also releasing a number of movies about characters’ backstories this year, starting with Marvel’s Black Widow, about the superheroine’s backstory, on May 7. Then Cruella, about the infamous villain’s backstory, on May 28.
Disney Plus has shown it is committed to keeping customers entertained. In a year where everything is so messed up, it is nice to have something as normal as a movie to look forward to.