Speaking during the live audio webcast of Disney’s fiscal full-year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed that the company would launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service called Disney+ in the U.S. in late 2019.
According to Iger, there are a number of new series in development for the streaming service.
A Star Wars live-action series based on the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor (portrayed by actor Diego Luna in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is being developed by Lucasfilm for Disney+ and will go into production next year. A release date will be announced in the future.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will also be represented on Disney+. Marvel Studios is developing a series based on fan-favorite Loki, the god of mischief, which will star Tom Hiddleston.
These new projects join a slate of films and series planned for Disney+ that includes new stories set in the worlds of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical. Earlier this year, Lucasfilm revealed that Emmy®-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau will write and executive produce The Mandalorian for Disney+. The live-action series, which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, is currently in production with a lineup of directors that include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates).
How excited are you for these new Star Wars and Marvel series and this new streaming service? We’re pretty darn excited!
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