Here’s a list of titles to watch on Disney+ for the month of June.
A new month means fresh, new content from the streaming platform that houses movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Graphic.
Hollywood Stargirl – Friday, June 3rd
A sequel to the 2020 Disney+ film, Stargirl, this new film starring Grace VanderWaal will satisfy anyone who craves teen romantic movies. The story follows VanderWaal’s character who relocates to Los Angeles after her mother Ana (played by Judy Greer) was hired as a costume designer. In this sequel, our Stargirl meets an assortment of eccentric characters including filmmaking brothers Evan (Elijah Richardson) and Terrell (Tyrel Jackson William); Stargirl’s new neighbour Mr. Mitchell (Judd Hirsch); and the well-admired musician Roxanne Martel (Uma Thurman).
Hollywood Stargirl is under the direction of Julia Hart and is based on Jerry Spinelli’s best-selling book, Stargirl.
Ms. Marvel – Wednesday, June 8th
A new installment of the Marvel Phase Two drops on June 8th in the form of Ms. Marvel. The new, original series features the acting debut of Iman Vellani who plays the Muslim American teenage superhero, Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel. As an avid gamer and big fan of the Avengers, Kamala gains powers that only the people she admires have access to. Now, with a responsibility as big as “saving the world” per se, Kamala must balance both the struggles of working as a superhero and a life of a teenager.
Rise – Friday, June 24th
Basketball fans will get a glimpse of the life of Giannis Antetokounmpos. Rise is a dramatized film of his life following the lives of his parents Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki) after they emigrated from Nigeria to Greece.
Uche Agada will play the role of Giannis while Ral Agada will play Giannis’s brother, Thanasis. Rise will premiere exclusively on June 24th on Disney+.
Trevor: The Musical – Friday, June 24th
Trevor: The Musical is a filmed version of the off-Broadway stage production which is also a 1995 Academy award-winning short film. It follows a teenager from 1981 who struggles to navigate his own identity in a challenging world. It all starts with an embarrassing incident in school where he was put under the wrong spotlight.
The musical and short film is what ultimately inspired the non-profit organization, The Trevor Project— the world’s largest suicide prevention and intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
Published by HOLR Magazine.