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. This time, it will be a prequel to "Rogue One".
The Walt Disney Company has officially revealed that their new streaming service will be called Disney+.
Now we know the name of the service.
The new service will carry content from Disney's stable of brand names including Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Pixar, and will be a complement to another online Disney offering - ESPN+, which has 1 million subscribers. Jon Favreau is set to write and executive produce another series called "The Mandalorian", which will focus on the adventures of a "lone gunfighter".
This week Disney released their 3rd quarter earnings report, and we learned a bit more about their new streaming service.
CNBC is reporting on Thursday that Disney's planned streaming service will be called "Disney+", and that it will be launching sometime in the latter half of 2019.
Check out the official announcement from The Star Wars Show below.
This yet-to-be-titled Star Wars series doesn't yet have a release date, but it's expected to begin production next year. A brief lineup of titles has been announced already, but another Star Wars project has just been added to that list.
It also brings up the question once again, and maybe Disney is testing the waters, which is why it has greenlit another TV series, are live-action TV series the future?
"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. Rogue One was directed by Gareth Edwards, with Tony Gilroy stepping in to help get the movie in shape during reshoots.