Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Disney+ streaming service will launch in late 2019

Disney+ streaming service will launch in late 2019

Disney has announced that it's developing a second Star Wars live-action series for its upcoming streaming service, now officially dubbed Disney+.

Diego Luna is set to star in a new "Star Wars" TV series for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

He says users should also be able to access the cartoon Clone Wars, based on the Star Wars universe and a new television show spin off of Pixar's Monster's Inc. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey.

A release date for the unnamed Rogue One prequel series has not been yet been announced.

Jon Favreau is now hard at work on The Mandalorian, but we still don't know who will be running things with this new untitled Cassian Andor series.

Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed the name of the previously announced streaming service during a quarterly earnings call on Thursday, promising an impressive slate of films and series.

Iger said that even though Disney will need to respect Hulu minority shareholders Comcast and AT&T with respect to any decisions it makes for the service, he sees opportunity to ramp up investment in Hulu and potentially raise prices for the service. He also said that Disney+ will feature navigational features "that typically don't exist" and that it will "super serve the most ardent fans of those five different brands by creating experiences and environments customized and personalized to those brands".

That show seems to have a very "Game of Thrones" like $100 million, eight episodes per season, budget, so I would imagine that "Cassian" (let's just go ahead and name it, why don't we), will be in the same range. What is somewhat surprising is that a character like Cassian Andor, above all others in the vast galaxy of characters in the Lucasfilm canon, is getting his own show. These shows may have actors such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their big screen roles as Loki and the Scarlet Witch in programming that debuts on the streaming service. He also returned to play Cassian Andor in the Star Wars: Secret of the Empire VR experience, which /Film's Jacob Hall talked about here.

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