Earlier this year, Disney announced it would be launching its own streaming service after pulling its original content from platforms like Netflix, but since then the details have been a little scarce. Now, the entertainment behemoth has finally revealed the name of the direct-to-consumer service, as well as an expected release date.
Disney+ (pronounced, rather fittingly, as Disney Plus) is scheduled to launch in the U.S. in “late 2019,” according to a statement by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. Alongside this news, Iger also revealed that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series that will debut on Disney+ and that Marvel Studios is working on a series based on Loki, which will star Tom Hiddleston. Additionally, there are set to be new stories set around Disney Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and the Disney Channel fan-favorite, High School Musical.
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