Disney’s streaming service is coming - and it will take content from Netflix

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role

CEO Bob Iger revealed the launch will take place in 2019 and - to draw comic and sci-fi fans in - has recently revealed plans for a new Marvel and Star Wars series. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey.

Along with the company's similarly named ESPN+ service, Disney+ is built on streaming technology from BAMTech, the onetime Major League Baseball spin-off company that powers streaming apps for everything from MLB.TV and HBO GO to PlayStation Vue and the WWE Network. Potentially among those is Twentieth Century Fox's output deal with HBO, which is supposed to run until 2022 but includes movies Disney would like to be able to offer sooner on its own service. The company has also tapped Jon Favreau to write and executive produce another "Star Wars" TV series titled "The Mandalorian", which centers on a "lone gunfighter" and his adventures in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Disney said previous year that it plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019 and would pull its first-run movies from Netflix to put them on a Disney-branded service.

Personally, I didn't really think Cassian Andor was a super memorable character from Rogue One, aside from his opening scene in which he straight-up murders an innocent man to preserve a key secret. During Rogue One's publicity trail, Luna repeatedly expressed a deep desire to meet (and touch) Jabba the Hutt - will this new Disney+ series finally give him the chance?

Iger sought to differentiate Disney+ plus from Hulu, the streaming service it will gain a controlling 60% stake in with the completion of the Fox deal.

The Loki rumor was first reported weeks ago along with a developing series focused on Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch (which Disney notably did not confirm in its press release), but now it's official.

Diego Luna is heading back to Star Wars.

Are you excited for the upcoming Star Wars' show?

You know, the gruff guy from Rogue One? Perhaps the series will also find itself entangled with other characters and events in the Star Wars universe, which wouldn't be at all surprising - after all, it's just one small part that's working to create the bigger picture formed by the main film series.

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