Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that the name of Disney’s streaming service will be Disney+. The news came during an earnings audio webcast that shared Disney’s fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results. Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the United States sometime late in 2019.
The name of Disney+ wasn’t the only news to come out of this call, however. Iger also revealed that there is a second Star Wars live-action show in development for Disney+. It will follow the story of a younger Cassian Andor during the earlier years of the development of the Rebellion, before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will return to portray Cassian Andor, a role he originated in Rogue One.
“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.”
The show will be a spy thriller that chronicles the adventures of Cassian Andor. This will include stories of both espionage and daring missions as he fights to stop the brutal rule of the Empire. A release date for this show has not been released yet.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ is at work as well. Iger confirmed that Marvel is working on a show for Disney+ based on Loki, god of mischief, portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.
These two new projects add to a growing slate of programming coming to Disney+ when it arrives next year. This includes new stories from the world of Disney-Pixar’s Monsters Inc, a return to the High School Musical franchise, The Mandalorian in a galaxy far, far away.
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