Disney loves franchise world-building. It’s what has made the House of Mouse a powerhouse in the last half of the 2010s’. In fact, last year was one of Disney’s best years at the box-office with films becoming billion-dollar hits left and right.
Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame would become the highest-grossing film of all time nearly making $3 billion, Aladdin, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, these were all of the Disney films that made over a billion dollars last year. And Disney isn’t slowing down.
This decade is almost staggering to think about when it comes to the stories we can expect this decade and leading the charge is Marvel, Star Wars, and the Avatar films.
Marvel is almost dizzying to think about when it comes to all of the entertainment we can expect in just the new few years.
With Disney+ becoming a greater platform for Marvel more stories are being told on the streaming service that we wouldn’t have gotten before. Marvel has already announced eight Disney+ series featuring pre-established and brand-new superheroes to come in the next few years (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, What If…? WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight). And don’t forget the sleight of Marvel movies set to descend upon us sooner rather than later. (Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Master of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, Blade, and the eventual X-Men and Fantastic Four films.) It’s utterly staggering.
Starting next Christmas, we will be getting four new Avatar films arriving every couple of years. These movies will feature new characters, new stories, and return us to a world we thought we’d never see again.
And then Star Wars isn’t slowing down either.
Not only has Disney+ opened up a whole new world for Marvel but Star Wars as well and we have already begun to reap the benefits of that expansion. With The Mandalorian taking the United States by storm last November with a compelling storyline and brand new characters we couldn’t get enough of, it’s very clear Disney+ is a platform that can provide quality Star Wars stories in abundance.
And with creators’ and fans’ imaginations running rampant after The Rise of Skywalker helped deliver several ideas Disney+ could bring to life in live-action form, there’s no telling what we could see in the future.
And with The High Republic becoming the new focal point of storytelling arriving this next decade through novels, comics, and hopefully eventual movies or television series, it’s very clear that Star Wars has not come to an end but is only just beginning.
Disney is all about delivering joy to the masses and with these three franchises it won’t be hard to do so. Here’s to the next decade!
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