September 8th, otherwise known as Disney Plus Day, is shaping to be one of the biggest for the media giant. With Disney moving the day from its anniversary in November to a fresh, new date of September 8th, they announced what fans could expect in the coming celebration of the streaming service.
Surprising no-one, Thor: Love and Thunder is making it’s way to Disney+, but now we at least have a concrete date of when we can sit down and watch the financial, if not critical hit.
Not The Film We Envisioned
Upon it’s release back in July, many things were said about Thor’s latest outings, but the most prevalent and common was that the content matter didn’t necessarily match Taika Waititi’s directing, with the hard themes of Jane’s cancer storyline and Gorr the God Butcher being poorly represented by the humor centric, light-hearted director.
Not as good as it’s predecessor, Thor: Ragnarok, by the same director, it didn’t stop the film being a massive financial hit at the box office, grossing close to $800 million dollars so far. All the more impressive as the film hasn’t released in China or Russia, due to the film’s portrayal of Valkyrie, an openly bi-sexual character.
There seemed to be much said about the film’s runtime, with many fans suggesting that Waititi’s hands were tied by Marvel, and that was the reason we didn’t get more of Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, other more serious scenes regarding Jane and her cancer, and more. This turned out not to be the case however, when Waititi came out and said he ‘was happy with the film that was put out’.
What’s More on the Menu?
With Disney announcing a slew of new content for the upcoming Disney Plus Day, we’ll have plenty to pick and choose from. As shown below in the tweet from Disney+’s official account, we’ll have the aforementioned Thor: Love and Thunder, both Frozen and Frozen 2 singalongs to keep the kids happy, a behind the scenes look in Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return and much more.
Only 16 days, 18 hours, and 59 minutes until September 8, but who’s counting? (It’s us, we are.) 🥳➕
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 22, 2022
Other than the usual Star Wars and Marvel content we’re more than used to at this point, Disney Plus Day is also treating us to the premiere of the live-action Pinocchio.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis of Forrest Gump and Back to the Future fame, it stars Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Luke Evans and more in the live-action remake of the original. Remakes haven’t particularly fared well in recent years, but even if this is poor, fans won’t have to wait long for another adaptation, with the Guillermo Del Toro version hitting Netflix later this year.
Come Disney Plus Day, what will you be loading up first?