This weekend sees the release of 20th Century Fox’s latest live action space drama, Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.
The movie tells the story of astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt, who undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, is set to include many family movies from the 20th Century Fox, so there is a possibility that “Ad Astra” could be added to Disney+, since the movie is rated PG-13.
While new movies from Disney such as Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King and Toy Story 4, will be going to Disney+ after the movies have been released on home video for a few months. Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox is still under an existing contract that they signed in 2012, which means all new cinema releases until 2022, will have to be released on HBO first.
So it will be a few years until “Ad Astra” is available to watch on Hulu or Disney+. Once this deal expires, we can expect new titles from 20th Century Fox to flow onto Hulu and Disney+ much quicker. And 20th Century Fox titles like Ad Astra and Ford vs Ferrari will be available to Disney to put where they feel is more suitable.
Are you going to watch Ad Astra this weekend?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.