On Disney+ in June 2023 we’re heading back to Pandora in June as James Cameron’s game changer Avatar and its spectacular subaqeuous sequel Avatar: The Way of Water both land on the streaming service. And rejoice, special features fans, there is *A LOT* of bonus content with these releases too!
If you prefer your blockbuster entertainment parceled out into weekly portions, then Secret Invasion, the shapeshifty latest entry in the MCU, hits the streamer in the middle of the month. Bringing us back down to Earth, June also brings us binge-drop The Full Monty, an eight-part series that reunites Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, and co 25 years after the events of Peter Cattaneo’s original 90s working class classic.
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Elsewhere, timey-wimey original series Saint X is on its way too, offering some prime binge-viewing material for mystery drama fans.
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Movies coming to Disney+ in June
Avatar | Streaming now
With its pioneering visual effects and jaw-dropping use of 3D, James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar is - for many - the ultimate cinema experience. There’s a reason that fourteen years later it remains the highest-grossing film of all time! Sam Worthington stars as Jake Sully, a paraplegic Marine sent on a recon mission to the alien world of Pandora. Synchronised with an Avatar, a clone of Pandora’s native species the Na’vi, a revitalised Jake soon finds himself torn between following his superiors’ orders and protecting a place and a people he has fallen in love with.
Avatar: The Way of Water | 7 June
So how do you follow up the biggest film ever made? Why, with a $2 billion sequel that breaks the new ground its predecessor made with all-new underwater 3D tech, a bumper 3 hour runtime, and a story that expands on the themes and characters of the first film whilst introducing new characters, species, and biomes of course! Avatar: The Way of Water follows Sully, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), and their young family as they relocate to the watery world of the Metkayina and prepare to fight for Pandora when the sky people (ie, humans), led by Stephen Lang’s villainous Col. Quaritch, return to colonise the moon planet.
Flamin’ Hot (Original) | 9 June
Flamin’ Hot tells the remarkable true story of Richard Montañez, played here by Jesse Garcia. Following a turbulent adolescence, Richard started out in Big Crisp as a humble Frito Lay janitor. But, after ten years observing his surrounding and picking up the tricks of the trade, Montañez decided to turn food scientist and channel his Mexican cultural heritage into a spicy new invention - Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Eva Longoria’s (yes, that Eva Longoria!) film tells that story, somehow managing to make a potent and poignant drama out of a potato snack’s creation in the process.
TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in June 2023
Saint X (Original) | 7 June
Based on Alexis Schaitkin’s bestselling novel, Saint X is a psychological drama series about a young woman, Emily Thomas (Alycia Debnam-Carey), who embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth behind the brutal rape and murder of her sister in the Caribbean some twenty years ago. Combining flashbacks, multiple timelines, and a compelling murder mystery at its core, there’s plenty here to get your little grey cells working.
The Full Monty (Original) | June 14
The last time we saw The Full Monty, they were stripping off their kecks to Tom Jones’ “You Can Leave Your Hat On”. Now, a quarter of a century later, this same-named revival series follows that same band of brothers as they navigate life in post-industrial Sheffield. Promising both levity and pause for thought in equal measure as we see how the years have changed Gaz (Robert Carlyle), Dave (Mark Addy), Gerald (Tom Wilkinson), and the rest of the guys, it remains to be seen whether it’s only the truth of life in modern Britain that will be laid bare here. Encore, anyone?
Secret Invasion (Original) | First episode drops on 21 June, then weekly
Shapeshifting Skrulls are on the loose and invading Earth in Secret Invasion, the latest instalment in Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fortunately, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, alongside Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) are on the case and prepared to do whatever it takes to save humanity.
With Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, and Kingsley Ben-Adir all entering the fray for this one, written by Mr. Robot scribe Kyle Bradstreet and with nary an Avenger in sight, this one could end up being the most grounded and cerebral MCU entry to date.
Other movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in June 2023
Killing Eve S2
Love Trip: Paris
Saving Giraffes: The Long Journey Home (2023)
9-1-1 Lone Star S4 (New episodes)