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Surprise! Disney Plus has doubled the number of Marvel movies at launch to 16

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We previously knew of eight movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe launching on Disney Plus when the service arrives very soon on November 12. Now, that number has doubled to 16, with the late announcement rolling out in another outrageously long Twitter thread. Also announced was a special called Expanding the Universe, offering a first look at coming Disney Plus MCU projects

The list of movies launching on the service now goes like this. In bold, you'll find the movies that are freshly announced, alongside those we already knew were coming:

  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Iron Man 2
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Captain Marvel
  • Avengers: Endgame

That's a big upgrade from the previous line-up, which felt like a good start, but was well under half of the total movies based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the official Disney tweet says, expect announcements for other movies soon, presumably as the US and Canadian rights go back into Disney's hands. 

The hope is that one day Disney Plus will become the comprehensive home for the MCU, but a few factors stand in the way, like the Spider-Man film rights belonging to Sony. That means the library won't be complete unless Disney strikes a deal to bring them over, which is entirely possible, but so far hasn't been discussed in the announcement plans for Disney Plus.

These series will eventually be joined by a suite of new live-action Marvel series, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and Hawkeye to start, with more based on Moon Knight, Ms Marvel and She-Hulk coming down the line. 

Disney Plus launches on November 12.