It’s been a little over a week since the new streaming service Disney+ launched. Just checking in, are we all okay? The ability to stream all this content can be overwhelming – especially between The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda filling our hearts or the beauty of throwback hits like Darkwing Duck and Boy Meets World binge watches. And let's not forget Marvel hits such as Avengers: Endgame having a new spot on the service.
But sadly, it sounds like the big stars you can watch on the service don’t get a complimentary Disney+ account from the studio. You know, the one that has the top six grossing movies of 2019 – each earning over $1 billion worldwide, including Endgame’s $2.79 billion gross (the highest of any movie ever)! Brie Larson recently joked about it. In her words:
The Captain Marvel actress was being congratulated during an interview on The Ellen Show for the record-breaking success of Avengers: Endgame. The comedian asked Brie Larson if she received any of the loads of cash the movie earned, when she said “I don’t even have a Disney+ account!” Larson then took the “opportunity” to make her case to the studio, even giving a shout out to a role from her early career, Disney Channel’s Right on Track. Take a look:
See her? That's Larson on the right! It was one of her first roles ever. The actress recalls being around 11 on the set of the Disney Channel movie about a pair of sisters who become involved in a car race drag competition. The movie is one of the many Disney Channel gems available on the streaming service, along with Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame also being present on Disney+, the latter including an exclusive deleted scene with Tony Stark and his adult daughter.
Now, you would think big Marvel stars such as Brie Larson would get automatic access to Disney+ as some kind of perk for working for the Mouse! But, as the Captain Marvel star confirms, this is not something the company offers. Or perhaps it got lost in her email somewhere? Now that she’s made her case, she must have one now! Right?
The streaming service has been a massive success so far, earning 10 million subscribers in its first day of launch. That’s a lot of cash for the first 24 hours, and more are undoubtedly coming down the line. Although Netflix is apparently not so far impacted by the existence of Disney+.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more Disney+ news and Brie Larson's future as Carol Danvers in the MCU.
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