Disney’s brand-new streaming service will be called Disney+ in addition to launch in late 2019, CEO Bob Iger announced on the company’s earnings call Thursday.
The company announced in August 2017 which could pull all its movies via Netflix in 2019, in addition to start its own streaming offering for its past titles. Disney also purchased Fox for $71.3 billion in cash in addition to stock, further bolstering its library.
The service will also feature brand-new, original shows in addition to movies, including original Marvel in addition to Star Wars series. Marvel fan favorite character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will get an original series on the Disney+ service. A prequel series to Star Wars movie “Rogue One” about the character Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, will also call the service home.
various other original shows in addition to movies include a rebooted product of The High School Musical franchise. which will also be a hub for animated content, including the next season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in addition to an brand-new original animated series based on Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” Exclusive movies include “Noel,” a Christmas movie about Santa’s daughter played by Anna Kendrick, in addition to “Togo,” a movie about the 1925 Nome Serum Run starring William DaFoe.
Disney launched a placeholder website for Disney+ which shows off logos of brands like Pixar, National Geographic in addition to Marvel.
Disney’s various other streaming service, sports-centered ESPN+, reached 1 million paid subscribers in just a few months.
The company reported its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Shares went up as much as 2 percent after beating earnings in addition to revenue estimates.