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Disney+ Announces A Summer Movie Lineup To Help Ease The Quarantine Drought

New movie Fridays have largely gone away in the age of quarantine, as darkened theaters mean new releases are few and far between. Disney+ seems intent upon bringing movie night back, however, as it announced on Monday that it would release content new to the service following a “Movie Night” format throughout the summer. The service released a video highlighting the new movies hitting Disney+ this summer, starting with Friday’s premiere of Hamilton.

The video deemed it the “summer event you’ve been waiting for,” and for good reason. With theaters still closed in most states, the release calendar is barren until at least the end of July, and things might get pushed even further back as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the South. Here are the movies the trailer teased:

The Greatest Showman
Hamilton
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe
Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Beauty and the Beast
Avengers: Infinity War
The Mighty Ducks
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
The One And Only Ivan
Solo
The Incredibles 2
Artemis Fowl
Ant-Man and the Wasp

It’s not entirely clear if movies will come out each Friday, but the video promises new content every week in the summer. And while movies like Solo and Infinity War were already available streaming on another service (Netflix), that won’t rain on Disney’s parade of new content this summer. It’s still a lot more than what you’ll see in theaters this year.

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