If you had to pick one legacy series or film that needs to be part of this service in order for you to subscribe, what would it be?
Disney and LucasFilm are working on a live-action Star Wars television series for the company's planned streaming service, set to launch by the end of 2019. According to reports, around 7000 episodes of Disney television and 500 movies will be available on the new service, the exclusive home in the US for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar. Iger's newsy bombshells late Thursday sent slumping shares reversing higher, despite the media conglomerate's unexpected profit and revenue declines that initially hit the stock. Disney says its service will include 500 plans from its popular library - including Star Wars and Marvel movies - and about 7,000 episodes of Disney TV. He said the new service will be separate from the ESPN service it is now developing and that ESPN content won't be accessible on it whatsoever.
CEO Robert Iger said positive results in parks around the world including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, and Tokyo, show that the company has "ample opportunity to continue to invest and continue to expand those businesses".
In addition to offering the newest Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars feature films after they play in theaters, the service will also have four or five exclusive feature films each year, Iger said. "We're going to launch big, and we're going to launch hot".
Will your Star Wars TV binge save you more money than a Stranger Things marathon? Also since Marvel TV and Netflix have not announced any series after The Punisher, there are good chances it could be their last. "But I think what you'll see is a ramp-up over time of production spending that will start with a product that we believe is representative of the great brands and franchises that we have, between Marvel and Disney and Pixar and 'Star Wars, ' and then grow from there".
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the news during an investor call, saying the new series will be exclusively shown on Disney's streaming service, which is set to debut in 2019. There are no details yet about any of these shows or when they will premiere.
Star Wars TV series have existed and thrived before, most notably the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels series, but despite demand there's never been a live action counterpart.