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Disney+ streaming service launches late next year with new Star Wars, Marvel series

By midian182 · 7 replies
Nov 9, 2018
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  1. Back in the summer of 2017, Disney announced it planned to start its own streaming service. As a result, the company said its movies would be pulled from rival firm Netflix’s library. With Ant-Man and the Wasp set to become the last Marvel title to be released on Netflix, the likes of Star Wars Episode IX, Avengers 4, and Captain Marvel will all be shown exclusively on Disney+.

    It looks as if Disney+ will become the streaming service of choice for Marvel and Star Wars fans. Joining Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian is another live-action spin-off series, this one a prequel to Rogue One that focuses on Rebel spy Cassian Andor, who will again be played by Diego Luna. The new season of the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars is also appearing on the streaming site.

    For Marvel fans, a series featuring Loki, which will see Tom Hiddleston reprising the role, will no doubt be an appealing prospect.

    Other content set to appear on Disney+ includes a rebooted version of The High School Musical, an animated series based on Monsters Inc., and a number of exclusive movies.

    We still don’t the how much Disney+ will cost or its exact launch date, but expect to find out more details soon enough.

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,506   +1,711

    Nobody really cares about star wars anymore, kathleen kennedy saw to that, so I guess they are hoping marvel will hold them up? Even if star wars didnt alienate the fanbase HARD, who was asking for a backstory on Spy who Dies #847? Cassian had no character development, because rogue one was such an editing and writing mess, nobody remembers who he is, and certainly isnt looking for a spin off series revolving around him.

    Obi Wan was the only character fans wanted to see more of, and his story got canned after solo flopped. But hey, we get a story about a character that dies! Wow, I cant wait to see all the stuff he does only to get blasted to space dust! You could say this series will finally give us some character to be interested in, but nobody cares what someone in rouge one was like, we have no connection to them from the movie, so few are going to be very interested in a series about him.

    But marvel is now jumping on the SJW train that railroaded star wars into the ground, so I dont know how successful this is going to end up being. Nobody is going to tune in to squirrel girl or Captain Marvel now that they spend more time talking about gender and race instead of fighting bad guys.
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  3. McMurdeR

    McMurdeR TS Addict Posts: 137   +98

    Is there enough content justify it. Could be another HBO.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,616   +2,347

    Here's an advance tip of the hat to the folks with enough disposable income or grim dedication to make the captive Disney properties available to the rest of us. At least we don't have to worry about the classics - they've been in the wild for years. Chances are, however, that little to any of the new SW or Marvel content will be worth viewing even at the price of nothing.
    Morris Minor likes this.
  5. Ravey

    Ravey TS Addict Posts: 148   +65

    I currently Have DisneyLife, I'm assuming Disney+ is the service to replace the current one?
  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,691   +2,064

    Given that there was an article about a year ago that said "Disney streaming service coming to an ISP near you at the end of 2018," I do not give Disney's announcement much credence.
  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,691   +2,064

  8. lexster

    lexster TS Booster Posts: 120   +71

    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I couldn't care less. I don't use streaming services at all. I buy my movies on disc's. Sorry Disney not going to be a thing with a lot of people. Sell me a physical disc that I own and can use at MY sole discretion and we can do business. If not, goodbye.

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