Disney+ to be the New Home for Original Star Wars and Marvel Content
Disney’s long talked about streaming service has finally been given a name. CEO Bob Iger announced on the company’s earnings call Thursday that it will be called Disney+ and that it’s scheduled to launch late 2019.
Disney+ will be the company’s own video streaming service that will be the home for past movies as well as original shows and movies, including original Marvel and Star Wars series. The house of Mickey announced last year that they would pull all of its movies from Netflix in 2019 and move them to their own service. The company also owns Fox, which means potentially having an even larger library of content ready for when the service launches.
Bob Iger also announced that Marvel character Lokii will get his own original series (played by Tom Hiddleston) exclusively for Disney+ as well as a prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that will “follow the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Other productions in development include a second live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian from Jon Favreau, a reboot of High School Musical, a new animated series based on Monsters Inc., and a returning season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
There is a Disney+ placeholder website that has logos for Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic as well as a Keep Me Updated button for anyone that wants to receive updates.
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