The most awaited Disney video-streaming service will be known simply as Disney+. Company CEO Bob Iger revealed the name during a Thursday earnings call. Iger also stated that the service will launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
Disney has been preparing its video-streaming service since at least 2017 when the company said it was its multi-year contract with Netflix and pull all of its content off the service. Disney wants to move all of its assets — including Disney classics, Pixar movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars films — to its very own streaming platform.
Diego Luna will reprise his Star Wars role as Cassian Andor in that takes place before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This will be the second Star Wars TV series on the Disney+ service following the announcement of Jon Favrou’s The Mandalorian series last month.
As for the Marvel, Disney confirmed a Loki series that was rumored last month. Tom Hiddleston will be returning to the MCU to play Loki on the Disney+ show. However, there’s no word yet on a Scarlet Witch series that was also .
Other Disney properties stated in the press release that will get new stories in the form of movies or TV shows include Disney Channel’s High School Musical and Pixar’s Monsters Inc.