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Disney’s New Star Wars Series Has a $100 Million Budget

Disney’s New Star Wars Series Has a $100 Million Budget

Yes, I know. We've known about the transition that Disney will be making away from Netflix into their own streaming service for quite some time now, but thanks to a new report from the New York Times, we now have some semblance of an idea of when that will be...sort of. However, Favreau has confirmed that the series will take place seven years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, exploring the time period between the original and sequel trilogies for the first time in live-action.

The streaming service is expected to launch in 2019, and while a price has not yet been announced, Disney said a year ago it would be "substantially cheaper" than a subscription with rival Netflix. Favreau is most famous for launching Iron Man, which was the beginning of the Marvel movie takeover. "Star Wars is a big world, and Disney's new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters", Favreau told the Times via email. That will work out to be about $10 million per episode as the show is reportedly only going to have ten episodes in the first season.

Disney is also planning on at least nine new movies for the service, including live-action adaptations of the animated classics "Lady and the Tramp" and "The Sword in the Stone", as well as a remake of the 1980s comedy "Three Men and a Baby", the Times said.

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The series will have all new characters, as previously rumored Mandalorians Jango and Boba Fett weren't originally seen that way by George Lucas.

Slated to launch sometime in 2019, the Disney streaming network - powered by BAMTech - will proffer an extensive back catalogue that could now possibly include the "high-quality television FX is renowned for" which, according to Iger, will help "substantially grow our portfolio", thereby fitting in perfectly "with our plan".

Now we do have a rough idea of what to expect from the new The Clone Wars season that is coming out on the Disney streaming service.