Disney plans new Star Wars prequel series

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

"Rogue One" star Diego Luna will reprise his role as Rebel super spy Cassian Andor in a spy thriller for Disney's new streaming service.

Iger described at least five content channels on Disney+: Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic, the last of which will become part of Disney after the close of the Fox acquisition. "We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply", said Luna.

As for its other streaming services, Iger revealed Disney intends to invest in more original content for Hulu (Disney owns 60 percent of the site).

During an earnings call earlier today Disney chairman Bob Iger made a huge announcement. One of those is a Star Wars product that will bring back one of Rogue One's most beloved characters. Also in development is The Mandalorian, a limited series penned by Jon Favreau and includes an ensemble of directors who will be taking on individual episodes, with the likes of names such as Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Plans for the service come as traditional television and film studios strive to adapt to a trend of people turning to streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime to watch shows on-demand from internet-linked devices of their choice. Of course, Loki remains one of if not the most beloved villain in the MCU. A brief lineup of titles has been announced already, but another Star Wars project has just been added to that list. There's no word on a release date yet, nor do we know if Darth Vader might appear, crushing larynxes and making quips. These shows may have actors such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their big screen roles as Loki and the Scarlet Witch in programming that debuts on the streaming service.

Disney have said that they hope the service will be on the market next year.

Disney's 2019 releases will be included on Disney+ including Aladdin, starring Will Smith as the Genie, and The Lion King which stars Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba.

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