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Disney’s New Streaming Service Boasts New Site, Release Date, and Star Attractions

By on November 10, 2018

Tom Hiddleston as Loki

 

In a major leap forward in plans, Disney has officially announced that its new direct to consumer streaming service, set to rival Netflix and Hulu, finally has a name, projects officially in the pipeline, and a start date (ish).

In a conference call late yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger, revealed that Disney+ will commence streaming late 2019. To whet the appetites of Marvel and Star Wars fans further, two new projects were announced, starring well known faces.

The first is a Star Wars: Rogue One prequel, with Diego Luna set to return as rebel Cassian Andor.  

The series, which will go into production in 2019, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. “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.”

According to StarWars.com the “rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”

Meanwhile, an 8-part Loki-centered Marvel property was also announced yesterday, set to star Infinity War’s Tom Hiddleston. It’s unknown if the new series, featuring the god of mischief will similarly run as a prequel (given the events of the last Avengers movie), with many details still unknown at this time.

Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston announced his participation in the series over Twitter yesterday with a playful Haiku style confirmation: “Loki. More stories to tell. More mischief to make. More to come.”

Disney also also revealed plans for further properties set in the worlds of Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and High School Musical.

A website preview.Disneyplus.com already prompts would-be subscribers to keep up to date on upcoming Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic series.

 

 

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