Netflix has another competitor, and it’s a big one!
Disney has announced that they will be launching a new streaming service later next year. Called Disney+, the service will launch with a new Star Wars series about Rouge One character Cassian Andor, as well as a new Marvel series focused on Loki.
Disney’s website describes other content that the service will include:
The new projects join an impressive slate of films and series planned for Disney+ that includes new stories set in the worlds of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical, as well as a galaxy far, far away. 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…
Disney currently has contracts with Netflix that prevent them from launching the service soon, but state that it will be available in late 2019.
Netflix-subscribing Disney fans will certainly be disappointed about the announcement. Disney has not announced how much the streaming service will cost, but anyone interested can sign on for updates on the platform’s website.