For the SVOD Disney + platform, 2021 was an excellent year. Between the Marvel series and the Star Wars-stamped productions, the American giant has fed its SVOD platform to the delight of subscribers. To help you choose from the mountain of programs to watch, the editorial staff of JV has put together a selection of the best films and series released in 2021 on Disney +.
- Falcon and The Winter Soldier
- The Book of Boba Fett
- Raya and the Last Dragon
- Star Wars : Visions
Falcon and The Winter Soldier
It is impossible to make such a selection without talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. After all, they are an important part of the SVOD platform. We will therefore begin by presenting Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
This was the second to see the light of day after the end of Phase 3 of the MCU which concluded with the movie Avengers: Endgame. Sam Wilson aka the Falcon hopes to become the new Captain America while by his side stands Bucky Barnes. It’s a shocking duo that will have to face a whole new terrorist threat.
Let’s continue our superheroic streak with the series Hawkeye. The archer finally pulls the cover to him over the course of six explosive episodes. Like most Phase 4 productions, the plot also takes place after Endgame ends. Although the conflict is now behind him, Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton, carries a heavy past.
During the period when half the universe had been erased, he committed bloody acts in the name of justice. And precisely, his actions catch up with him in the series. He will therefore have to take up arms again, but this time for a good cause.
The Book of Boba Fett
As indicated by his name, The Book of Boba Fett follows the adventures of the famous Star Wars bounty hunter. The latter is believed to have met a rather brutal end in Return of the Jedi, but he ultimately made it through. Timeline wise, this series is right after the events of Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
At the end of the latter, we had a first glimpse of Boba Fett and his partner, both on an expedition on Tatooine. Their destination: Jabba the Hutt’s former lair. This is where the story begins on December 29 of 2021.
Unlike the other Marvel series we’ve cited, this one follows the story of a character who was initially a true antagonist: Loki. After completing his redemption, he was killed at the hands of Thanos. But then, how did he come back? For this, we must remember the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Unintentionally, the vigilantes changed the past by allowing the God of Mischief to escape with the Tesseract. An alternate reality was then created, but the fun was short-lived for Loki, as he was captured by a mysterious organization.
Let’s move away from Marvel and Star Wars a bit, and now move towards a “lighter” production. Luca is an animated film cleverly mixing fantasy and comedy. Our story begins with a young sea monster named Luca who dreams of only one thing: living on the surface and meeting humans. In the manner of The Little Mermaid, against the will of his parents, he will eventually go there.
This is where an unexpected event occurs. Coming out of the water Luca loses his scales and takes on a human appearance. A great adventure begins for the child who discovers a whole new world.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Let’s stay in the fantasy with Raya and the Last Dragon. This film features a fantastic world in which humans and dragons lived in perfect harmony. But one day the fire eaters had to sacrifice themselves to save humanity from a terrible threat.
The problem is that the latter is back after five centuries of absence. To hope to counter it, the warrior Raya will set out in search of a legend: the last of the dragons. However, our heroine does not yet suspect the magical and poignant journey that awaits her.
Star Wars : Visions
Let us now return to the universe of Georges Lucas with a production a little different from that mentioned above. Star Wars : Visions is an animated series in the form of an anthology consisting of nine episodes, each introducing an original story.
It is made by a Japanese animation studio and therefore the styling deviates from what is usually done in Star Wars. Nevertheless, this change, both visual and narrative, was very well received, and a season 2 would be considered even if we do not have more information on this subject at the moment.
Much like Falcon, Hawkeye and Loki, WandaVision is one of many series in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike the other two, this one has a unique story to say the least. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Scarlet Witch now lives far from the big cities and has taken refuge in a small town in New Jersey.
From there, she will create a fictional universe straight out of the 50s. She even goes so far as to revive Vision, who died in Infinity War, to start an unusual sitcom. Unfortunately, this false reality will quickly turn into a nightmare.