Playtime is over. Disney's upcoming streaming service, previously known as Disney Play, has been renamed Disney+ and will launch in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who announced the news during an earnings call in November.
That's not all, though, as the CEO also revealed that a second original, live-action Star Wars series would be coming to Disney+ alongside the previously revealed The Mandalorian, with Jon Favreau as the showrunner. For the new show, Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One role as the Rebel operative Cassian Andor in a prequel to the prequel.
With seemingly an ever-growing number of original (and very expensive-sounding) titles getting announced for Disney+, it seemed like a fine time to round up everything the House of Mouse has revealed so far.
The Mandalorian was the first live-action Star Wars show Disney announced for it’s streaming service. The series, which will be helmed by Iron Man’s Jon Favreau and feature episodes directed by the likes of Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Dave Filoni of Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars fame. The series will follow a gunslinging Mandalorian (the race Boba Fett belonged to) as he explored the outer reaches of the Galaxy in the time period after the fall of the Empire but before the rise of the First Order.
Speaking of Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be revived for a final 12-episode season on Disney+, picking up where the popular, canceled-too-soon series left off. The season will feature the Siege of Mandalore, among other things.
Finally, the Rogue One prequel series, starring the movie’s Diego Luna, will also be available on Disney+. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said. “We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Disney has at least three shows set in the MCU coming to Disney+, and unlike the Netflix series (two of which recently got canceled), these will actually star actors from the films. Elizabeth Olsen will star in a Scarlet Witch series, and she’ll be joined by Paul Bettany, who plays her lover and fellow hero, the Vision. Nevermind that the two of them are dead, as of Infinity War.
Loki is also dead, but actor Tom Hiddleston is reprising the role for a Loki series on Disney Play. Little else is known about the series at this time, though both are expected to have limited runs and be quite well-produced.
Disney hasn’t officially confirmed this next show, but Variety reports that the company is also making a series about Captain America’s allies Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Both of these characters are dead too, so spoiler alert for Avengers 4, we guess.
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Monsters Inc. fans are in luck, because Disney is making an original series set in the world of the Pixar classic, though little else is known about the show at this time.
There will also be films based on The Sword in the Stone, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp, but they’ll be live-action remakes rather than new cartoons.
Disney owns so many things, you guys. There aren’t a ton of details about the other movies or shows Disney has announced beyond their names (and even those probably aren’t final). That said, fans can expect a new series about the Mighty Ducks from the cult classic’s original screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner. There’s also a High Fidelity series, reimagined from the female character’s perspective, with Zoe Kravitz in the lead. A new Muppets series is on the way too.
There will also be a 10-part documentary series about High School Musical along with a docu-series called Ink & Paint, about the women animators who were unsung heroes in Disney’s Rise. Disney has also announced as-yet-untitled docuseries from ABC studios and one about Disney Imagineering, the part of the company that makes the rides and attractions at Disney World and Disneyland.
On the movie front, Disney has announced films based on Three Men and a Baby, Don Quixote, Father of the Bride, Flora & Ulysses, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Paper Magician, The Parent Trap, Stargirl, Timmy Failure, Magic Camp, and Noelle, some of which are already in post-production.
Variety reports that Disney is making a movie about the 1925 Nome serum run that most people know from the animated movie Balto, though that film was not, in fact, made by Disney. It'll be called Togo, after the dog who was honestly the real hero of the historical event. Balto just got all the credit for leading the last leg of the relay, while Togo's team did the longest and most dangerous part.
National Geographic will have a whole vertical on Disney+ as well, but no original shows or films have been specified at this time.