The announcement began by highlighting the number of comments from Marvel fans about whether the epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga would be included on day one of the service. Then, in a snap, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark made all those comments disappear, as a simple message appeared atop a white background: "We got you."
Oh snap! #AvengersEndgame is coming to #DisneyPlus. Start streaming the epic finale to @MarvelStudios’ Infinity Saga on November 12 in the US, Canada and Netherlands and on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/Bc2Ev83DuD— Disney+ (@disneyplus) November 6, 2019
Before the announcement of Endgame, seven Marvel films were announced to be a part of the launch day lineup: Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, it isn't possible for all 23 MCU films to be available, as movies like The Incredible Hulk and the two most recent Spider-Man films are also owned and distributed by services outside of Disney.
Endgame was initially announced to be coming to Disney+ on Dec. 11 of this year. From a filmmaking perspective, it was by far the biggest project from the MCU, capping off a saga spanning more than a decade. Its release in April broke several box office records, including the biggest pre-sale of all time according to Fandango, the widest release ever and it surpassed Avengers: Infinity War as the highest-grossing opening weekend in cinematic history. Then, in its thirteenth weekend, it officially surpassed Avatar as the highest-grossing domestic film of all time.
To have one of the biggest crossovers in pop culture history available on day one is a great symbol from the streaming service about how much content is available, considering the company's ownership of Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Fox.
Of course, more Marvel content will eventually make its way to Disney+. A slew of new series announced over the summer, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki, will debut on the platform over the course of 2020 and 2021. Additionally, it's assumed more MCU films will end up on Disney+, especially as they continue their march on the big screen in Phase Four. Still, no matter what the future looks like, it's clear that Disney+ is starting off with a bang, or a snap.
Disney+ launches Nov. 12.