Disney has announced the name for its upcoming streaming service: Disney+, scheduled to launch in the US in late 2019.Along with the new branding, the company has also announced two more major shows that will be hitting the service. A second Star Wars spin-off will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Cassian Andor, set before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Disney confirmed the previously rumored Loki series that will see fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston star once again as the iconic Marvel villain. Those shows will join already announced projects like Jon Favreaus The Mandalorian, as well as shows based on Monsters Inc. and High School Musical. Todays news only further cements what we already knew: Disney is going to be leveraging hard its existing successful franchises to attract viewers to the service. And if the companys box office receipts for films like Infinity War and The Last Jedi are anything to go by, Disney will be putting up some pretty formidable competition when Disney+ does arrive next year.
We knew Disney was building its own on-demand streaming service, à la Netflix or HBO GO, but we didnt know the name. Now we do. Disneys new streaming service will be called Disney+. While theres been a few rumored names (it was misreported, at one point, to be Disney Play), word of this name comes straight from the Mouse House: The Walt Disney Companys new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+, launching in the U.S. in late 2019: Disney+ will launch in late 2019 — which makes sense, as thats right around the time Disneys remaining contractual ties with Netflix come to an end. Disney also dropped news about two new series: