Star Wars will also be receiving quite the special treatment with a new season of The Clone Wars, as well as a prequel movie to Rogue One with Diego Luna returning as character Cassian Andor. Joining Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian is another live-action spin-off series, this one a prequel to Rogue One that focuses on Rebel spy Cassian Andor, who will again be played by Diego Luna.
Yes, Disney is about to make some new Star Wars content again.
Earlier this week, Disney announced that the official name of their upcoming streaming service will be Disney+. Disney Channel musical phenom, High School Musical, will be rebooted for the streaming service.
- The Walt Disney Companys new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+, Iger announced.
This new content will be joined by other Disney and Marvel films and series, which the company hopes will give it an edge over its rivals.
What worked so well about "Rogue One" is that it showed the dirty side of the Rebellion, something that many people who only watched the main Star Wars movies missed. Tom Hiddleston will be returning to the MCU to play Loki on the Disney+ show.
A release date for the upcoming TV show surrounding Andor has yet to be revealed, but if we had to guess it should come sometime in the coming year.
"We're going into the marketplace, we're seeing disruption, and hopefully we're reacting to it in a timely matter", Iger said, explaining that Disney is looking to "take advantage" of the volatility in the television market.
Disney also said that, even though it won't be getting Sky in Europe out of its $71.3 billion deal for 21st Century Fox, it's still planning on launching Disney+ in Europe at some point. Good on you, Disney, but you're wreaking havoc on our tag consistency here on the site - though I suppose you don't really care much, do you?