Disney announces Avengers and Star Wars spin-offs for its new streaming service
Disney is coming to compete with Netflix.
At Thursday night's earnings call for Disney, CEO Bob Iger revealed several details about Disney's upcoming streaming service — built to compete with Netflix and Hulu. It will be called Disney+.
Iger also revealed details of the first slate of shows that will be hosted on the service. Perhaps most notably, Disney+ will feature a spin-off Avengers series that will see Tom Hiddlestone reprise his role as the iconic villain Loki. Similarly, there are plans to drop a prequel series to Star Wars: Rogue One that will see Diego Luna reclaim his role of Cassian Andor.
Disney has several other plans for its direct-to-consumer launch, including a reboot of the High School Musical franchise, the next season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and an animated series based on Pixar’s Monsters Inc. Original movies coming to Disney+ include Noel, starring Anna Kendrick, and Togo, starring Willem Dafoe.
Sounds like we'll soon all be getting much better acquainted with Disney+.