Disney is Working On A Second Live-Action Star Wars Show

That includes new spin-off shows from movies like Star Wars: Rogue One, which will see the return of Diego Luna's character from that film, Cassian Andor, headline a standalone TV show. The show will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Captain Cassian Andor, but younger, and not dead yet. This series will be based on the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor and will take place during the creation of the Rebellion.

Luna said he's excited about returning to the Star Wars universe.

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+. It will face competition from established services from Amazon and Netflix as well as other upcoming streaming services from WarnerMedia (née Time Warner) and Apple.

It was previously rumoured shows on Marvel's Loki and Scarlet Witch were in the pipeline, with Disney Chairman Bob Iger officially announcing the former on Thursday during an earnings call with investors. The service will launch in 2019, when the studio is set to pull all of its movies from Netflix. Outside of that, an exact release date hasn't been confirmed, nor has a monthly subscription cost.

Disney has yet to announce the price of the new streaming service, though Iger commented on it earlier this year. It's also a search operator, which means you can't use it when searching on Google or even within many Disney owned apps.

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.

Disney said it would hold an investor day in April to share more details of its direct-to-consumer plans with Wall Street. 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.

Disney will give investors a first look at the Disney+ app and its programming at a conference in April. There's also a bit of confusion about the name Disney+ since the '+' symbol can not be used in a domain or URL.

Vanessa Coleman

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