Love and Thunder’ will premiere on Disney+ next month
Disney+ revealed that “Thor: Love and Thunder” is coming to the streaming service on September 8. The announcement is part of this year’s Disney+ Day — an annual celebration that debuted in 2021 to mark the anniversary of the streaming service’s launch. On Disney+ Day, subscribers are rewarded with tons of new content, sneak peeks, and exclusive experiences at Disney theme parks.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” will be one of many titles that will premiere on the streamer’s third birthday, along with additional benefits for subscribers such as culinary experiences, photo opportunities, meet-and-greets, screenings and more.
If you weren’t able to catch the God of Thunder’s latest in theaters, “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be a nice addition to the streaming service.
Viewers will be able to see the film in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio. “Thor: Love and Thunder” joins the list of various Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+. There are already 15 other titles available in this format, including “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Doctor Strange,” “Captain Marvel,” “Black Panther,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and more.
Because “Thor: Love and Thunder” premiered on July 8, many predicted that the Marvel title would arrive on the platform as early as August 24. However, Disney has decided to wait until Disney+ Day to release the film, much like it did with “Shang”-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” last year.
The film follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he tries to find inner peace. His journey of self-discovery is interrupted when a galactic killer, Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), is on a mission to exterminate all gods. Thor, along with King Valkryie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalia Portman) – the new Goddess of Thunder – join forces to defeat him.
Other titles heading to Disney+ on September 8 are behind-the-scenes specials “Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return,” as well as Brie Larson’s short film “Remembering” “Tierra Incógnita,” “Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances,” movie musical sing-alongs for “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” and a new short from The Simpsons, “Welcome to the Club.”
Previously announced titles are “Pinocchio,” “Cars on the Road,” Brie Larson’s docuseries “Growing Up,” and National Geographic’s “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory.”
As part of Disney+ Day, there will be special screenings of Disney titles at select AMC Theaters from September 8th to September 19th. These include “Encanto,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Cars” and “Newsies.” Tickets are $5 per show and are available for anyone to purchase. The tickets go on sale on 1 September. And if you’re lucky, moviegoers have the chance to receive a free Disney+ poster and special offers.
Disney+ Day will also provide additional benefits to visitors at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resorts in California, Paris and Hong Kong.
On September 8, guests who verify they are Disney+ subscribers will be able to enter the theme parks half an hour before they open to regular visitors. Hong Kong Disneyland will allow guests to enter the park 30 minutes early on September 10.
Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Disneyland Resort Hotels can enter the theme parks one hour before regular opening hours.
Other perks include movie screenings for hotel guests, Disney+ character meet and greets, a free Disney PhotoPass digital download at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Resort theme parks, a blue-themed dessert for Disneyland Resort visitors and much more.