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Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix

Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix

The actor will reprise his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character, Cassian Andor, in a spy thriller series for Disney's streaming service, Disney Plus, the studio announced on Thursday. Now over a year in-the-making, Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019 with an anticipated line-up of new and original shows and movies.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the name of the service during a live audio call earlier this week, saying that Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the United States in late 2019. However, there's a lot of potential for Star Wars to build something great with this Cassian Andor TV series, based on what we already got from the character in Rogue One.

Any type of expansion of the Star Wars universe is one worth noting - and this isn't even the first live-action spinoff series that the franchise is seeing go to the streaming service.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply".

Disney is trying to transform itself into a broad-based digital entertainment company as over the years audiences moved to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

A release date for the upcoming TV show surrounding Andor has yet to be revealed, but if we had to guess it should come sometime in the coming year.

Who is the suspect in the Thousand Oaks shooting?
Police are now investigating Long, a decorated marine who served in Afghanistan, who killed himself after the shooting. Matt Wennerstrom , a 20-year-old college student, said the shooter apparently had a 10-15 round magazine on his gun.

What do you think about Disney+?

Iger did not share any details about pricing for Disney+ at this time. It will have the standard Disney fare on there, from animated movies to live action fare, and there will also be plenty of new, original content as well. The news was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger and was later confirmed by Lucasfilm via the official Star Wars website.

The company also revealed in an announcement post that shows based on Monsters Inc and High School Musical would be on Disney+.

Disney's Netflix competitor finally has a name.

But some people are upset about paying for another streaming service to access movies and shows that they enjoy.


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