Earlier this year Disney announced the creation of a new streaming service that will provide direct-to-consumer content of our favorite Disney films, television, and even exclusive content only available on the streaming service.
CEO Bob Iger released the name for the streaming service during an audio webcast reporting on Disney’s fiscal year and the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018. The streaming service will be called Disney+ (Disney Plus). Disney+ is expected to launch late 2019 in the U.S.
Along with the announcement for the new streaming service, Iger stated that Lucasfilm is developing another Star Wars live-action series that will follow Rogue One Rebel Spy, Cassian Andor, during the growth of the rebellion before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna has accepted to reprise his role as Cassian Andor.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
This action packed spy thriller will follow Cassian, and other story lines not yet discovered, and will showcase the formation of the rebellion and restoring hope back to the galaxy and fight against the Galactic Empire. The release date for the series will be announced a a later date.
This new series will be joining a previously announced series called: The Mandalorian coming to Disney+. The Mandalorian is a live-action series following the fall of the Galactic Empire and before the formation of the First Order. Jon Faveau is slotted to be the executive producer and writer for the series. The Mandalorian series so far has welcomed several directors including Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Solemates), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels),Deborah Chow (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Taika Waititi (Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok).
Marvel fans will also be excited to hear that our favorite God of Mischief will also be getting a series available on Disney+. It has been confirmed that Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will have a live-action series following his misadventures that will follow along with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
No release date has been made available as of this time for the Marvel series. The new Star Wars and Marvel series will be joined by new stories from the world of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical. Disney+ will be made available in late 2019 for the U.S.
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