A new month means new shows! In celebration of the annual Disney+ Day on September 8, there will be many premiers on the streaming platform. From high-grossing superhero movies to fantasy comedy horror films, check out what to watch on Disney+ this September
Thor: Love and Thunder
Marvel Studios is bringing the superhero movie Thor: Love and Thunder from the big screen to home on September 8. The film dives into Thor’s story after the events of Endgame, where the god of thunder embarks on a journey to find inner peace. Yet, it is interrupted by Gorr, the God Butcher, which brings more tension to the storyline.
Director Taika Waititi gets praised for the sense of humour and the chemistry portrayed between Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.
Among all celebratory releases on September 8, Pinocchio undoubtedly takes the win for most anticipated premiere. Remade from the 1940 animated version, Walt Disney brings the young boy puppet to a live-action adaption. The musical fantasy film explores the story of a wooden puppet Pinocchio, carved by an Italian toymaker and brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who strived to be a real boy while going on wondrous adventures.
Tom Hanks plays the role of Geppetto, who created and raised Pinocchio as if he were his natural son, while Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices Pinocchio. Other cast members include Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, Giuseppe Battiston and Lewin Lloyd.
Based on the long-established Cars franchise, the computer-animated streaming series Cars on the Road also makes its debut on September 8. Lightning McQueen is set to return, as he goes on a cross-country road trip with his best friend Mater to attend a wedding, yet bumps into another epic series of adventures.
Interestingly, the series is directed by three directors, Steve Purcell, Brian Fee and Boddy Podesta, each in charge of three episodes. Loki star Owen Wilson resumes his role as the voice of the protagonist Lightning McQueen, while stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy stars as Mater.
Prequel to Rogue One, the Star Wars television series Andor premiers on September 21. The first three episodes will launch on the day, followed by one episode every Wednesday through November 23.
With events set before Rogue One, the series explores the initial face-off between the Galactic Empire and a Rebel Alliance led by Cassian Andor, whose home was destroyed by the Empire. Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor, and Genevieve O’Reilly resumes her role as Mon Mothma, a spy of the Alliance.
Ending the month with an unbeatable classic, Disney+ is launching Hocus Pocus 2 on September 30. Sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, the story explores the lives of three high-school students who work together to stop the wicked Sanderson sisters who magically return to the present day.
What makes the sequel even better is that the three original actresses, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, reprise their roles as Winifred Sanderson, Sarah Sanderson, and Mary Sanderson, respectively. Doug Jones is also returning to the franchise as Billy Butcherson, the love interest of Winifred.