In August of last year, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company will be launching their very own streaming service.
You might be thinking, "No Disney, I don't want to pay another monthly fee," but that's the direction the entertainment business is headed. The company would soon pull its beloved animated titles from the streaming service and all other competitors. The name of its upcoming streaming service will be Disney+, and is scheduled to launch in the US in "late 2019."
It's billed as the company's 'biggest priority' next year, and it could upend the current king of the streaming world, Netflix, in one fell swoop.
Along with the new branding, the company has also announced two more major shows that will be hitting the service. A second Star Wars spin-off will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Cassian Andor, set before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Disney confirmed the previously rumoured Loki series that will see fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston star once again as the iconic Marvel villain. Those shows will join already announced projects like Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, as well as shows based on Monsters Inc. and High School Musical.
Disney will be putting up some pretty formidable competition when Disney+ does arrive next year.