Details of Disney+ were announced back in April, a move that’s been anticipated for a number of years, and came after Disney completed a $71.3 billion acquisition of a number of 21st Century Fox’s key assets, including its film and TV studios and a large amount of its ‘content portfolio’.

As per a new promotional video shared today on Twitter, viewers will be eventually able to stream Disney-owned and distributed content including Star Wars films, Marvel films and Disney animatied classics.

When it launches in the US, it will cost $6.99 (£5.35) per month – keeping the promise made last year that Disney+ will cost less per month than Netflix, one of its main competitors.

Confirmation of the UK and Ireland launch date comes a few weeks after an employee of Disney Life – a UK-only Disney subscription service – replied to a person on Twitter to say that it would be “some time” until the Disney+ service reached British and Irish shores.