Disney+ will come with new Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar shows


The family entertainment company also revealed plans for a new "Star Wars" video series for its forthcoming streaming service, that it has named Disney+ and plans to launch late next year.

According to Variety, "Rogue One" star Diego Luna will reprise his role as Rebel super spy Cassian Andor in what was described as a "rousing spy thriller", for Disney+, the company's new streaming service set to debut next year.

Disney already has a number of original series and movies in production that will skip television and theatrical distribution and go right to the streaming service.

In a statement, Luna said: "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me". Disney is regularly considered among the most valuable brands in the world ー why wouldn't they want the iconic name and logo to feature prominently in a new service? This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. The series will start production in 2019. Since its purchase and takeover over the franchise, Disney has released two main installment movies, "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi".

We still don't the how much Disney+ will cost or its exact launch date, but expect to find out more details soon enough.

But Infinity War might be a different case, as the blockbuster hit saw Thanos steal all of the Infinity Stones and destroy half the population of Earth with just the click of his fingers thanks to his Infinity Gauntlet.

Before today, none of that had actually been confirmed though, but now, the Mouse House has made the official announcement.

Disney will own 60% of the streaming service after the Fox purchase, and Iger said that Disney would be interested in buying the remaining stakes from Comcast and AT&T if they were willing to sell.

Anything R-rated will be moved to Hulu once Disney owns a majority of Hulu.

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.