Disney is Working On A Second Live-Action Star Wars Show

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

In my humble opinion, "Rogue One" was the best Star Wars since the original Star Wars, and today comes news that Disney will be revisiting characters from "Rogue One" on their soon to be launched streaming service.

The "Rogue One" prequel will unfold in the early years of the Rebellion and is described as a "rousing spy thriller". Well, as I've learned many a time in this line of work, never assume that any title is going to stick around (hell, Edge of Tomorrow proved that a movie's title could change even after its release), and Disney Play is no different.

Disney's streaming service is expected to launch late next year. Disney Channel musical phenom, High School Musical, will be rebooted for the streaming service.

CEO Bob Iger unveiled the new name during Disney's earning call yesterday, simply read as "Disney Plus". Also in development is The Mandalorian, a limited series penned by Jon Favreau and includes an ensemble of directors who will be taking on individual episodes, with the likes of names such as Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard. The show will be a prequel to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu now dominate much of the market with their services. I can see this one being slightly more niche, given that the character hasn't led a movie by himself.

Iger's statements on Galaxy's Edge during The Walt Disney Company's earnings report were supported by the strong financial performance of the U.S. Disney theme parks in 2018.

Actor Tom Hiddleston, who played "Loki" in recent blockbuster "Avengers" and "Thor" films, will reprise the character in the series, Disney said.

The Loki rumor was first reported weeks ago along with a developing series focused on Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch (which Disney notably did not confirm in its press release), but now it's official. The journey through space will begin as you board a star ship and depart with your fellow guests on a multi-day Star Wars adventure that will be connected to the new land being built at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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