Disneyâ€™s all new streaming platform hasnâ€™t even launched yet and it is still making huge announcements. The service, which was tentatively titled Disney Play but will now go by Disney+, was formally announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a live audio webcast of Disneyâ€™s fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results.
During the event he confirmed a second Star Wars series that will follow Cassian Andor, Diego Luna‘s character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston. More on the report, below.
Described as a rousing spy thriller, the second untitled series will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. Luna will return to reprise his role as Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Of the announcement, Luna said:
â€œGoing back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.â€
Earlier this year, Lucasfilm revealed that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau will write and executive produce The Mandalorian for Disney +. The live-action series, which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, is currently in production with a lineup of directors that include Deborah Chow (Marvelâ€™s Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Marvel Studiosâ€™ Thor: Ragnarok).
In September it was reported that Disney was developing multiple series following various Marvel characters, including Loki and Scarlet Witch.
Iger has now confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston. And that series for Scarlet Witch and Vision as well as Winter Soldier and Falcon are also in development.