Disney+ Streaming Service Lands in 2019 With Marvel, Star Wars Series

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

Star Wars TV series with Diego Luna as his Rogue One character in the works

Walt Disney (Disney) reported strong earnings for the fiscal fourth-quarter topping analysts' expectations.

The Disney+ service will be direct to consumers, and is scheduled for a U.S. launch late in 2019, according to Iger. Naturally, the drama takes place before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Rogue One prequel is the second Star Wars series planned for the service, with Disney also creating The Mandalorian, based on the race of Jedi-fighting warriors best known via Boba Fett.

"We aim to use the TV production capability of the combined companies (Disney and Fox) to fuel Hulu with a lot more original programming", Iger said. Now over a year in-the-making, Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019 with an anticipated line-up of new and original shows and movies.

Overall for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, revenue increased 9 percent to $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter compared with past year when Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida and cost Disney $100 million, the company said. It will have the standard Disney fare on there, from animated movies to live action fare, and there will also be plenty of new, original content as well. Luna said in a statement, "Going back to the "Star Wars" universe is very special for me".

Now we know the name of the service.

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Disney+ is also assembling a live-action series centered around a fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This is only a fraction of the new and existing content Disney can pull into its streaming service.

No release date has been announced, but production will begin next year.

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. Disney had previously announced that it would pull movies from Netflix.

Star Wars is one of Hollywood's most profitable franchises.

The expansive slate is now being announced little by little, with the most recent reveal confirming Tom Hiddleston's return as Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an original series of his own.

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