Disney+ is a powerful streaming service only for using things Disney open to flow, but gradually the service is adding even more original content that, although we might not immediately associate with the Disney brand, is creating Disney+ a must own product. July was already going to be a huge month with the debut of this filmed creation of the Broadway musical Hamilton place to arrive in just a couple of days. However, now July is going to end just as large, with a new movie coming July 31, Black is King, composed, produced and directed by Beyonce. And it looks amazing.
Black is King is a new movie which is being called a”visual album” and dependent on the brand new teaser, it’s definitely tough to categorize. The trailer is full of thoughts pictures and theories. It doesn’t just give us a story, not in the traditional sense, but what we get is powerful. It needs to be seen to be known.
There is a connection to Disney in Black is King which will help explain why this specific movie is coming to Disney+, as the movie has been inspired by Beyonce’s album The Lion King: The Gift. The record include original music from both Beyonce and many others, in addition to music built across parts of the film. This movie will re-imagine the lessons of this album in a manner, honoring Dark families’ voyages through the years.
Black is King looks totally stunning visually. Between those pictures and the potent songs of The Lion King: The Gift, the film is sure to be quite the experience. And while the film has clearly been for a while in production, it is coming couldn’t be necessary.
Between Black is King and Hamilton we have a pair of musical films from diverse creators that are not exactly the first thing that you think of when you consider Disney or the Disney+ streaming service. While they are not out of their”family friendly” home that Disney has inhabited from the beginning, they are somewhat more grown up, and will surely appeal to a possibly different audience than several Disney products. Disney+ was going to be attractive to the Disney fan viewers, but by adding content such as this the service has the capability to draw in a much larger audience. Obviously, for we’ll need to see more additions to Disney+ that look like this, but that is not a bad thing.
So I guess the question now is how many times are you going to watch Hamilton earlier Black is King arrives on Disney+ on July 31? And what other surprises would we’re getting on the fresh streaming service in the months ahead of time?
Dirk (or Stephen, depending on who is asking) is a Northern California native now residing outside Sacramento, CA. After more than a dozen years he had a mid-life crisis and, instead of purchasing a sports car, he changed careers and became an entertainment author. He covers movie for CinemaBlend, which means he has not had the time for a TV show.
- Dirk Libbey