Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+.
Disney+ is one of several efforts from the media giant to compete with Netflix and other streaming services in the direct-to-consumer, internet-delivered video market, bypassing traditional distributors that now provide billions of dollars in revenue to the company. These revelations were delivered by Disney CEO Bob Iger during the company's latest earnings call. The show will focucs on the Rebellion during the years before 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. 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. During the company's earnings call Thursday, CEO Bob Iger said that the Disney+ service would hit the USA in "late 2019." .
Swelling with its takeover of much of 21st Century Fox, Disney is fortifying itself with ammunition to battle deep-pocketed tech companies like Netflix, Apple and Amazon. Hulu will remain a general entertainment offering, Iger said, one that would see increased investment once Disney assumes a leadership role.
The series was being made for Disney+ with a release date yet to be determined, the company said in a release. They also plan to revive some classic franchises like Three Men and a Baby, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Father of the Bride, Peter Pan, The Parent Trap, The Sword in the Stone and more.
Diego Luna is heading back to Star Wars. "We're planning an investor conference in April to provide more insight into our DTC strategy including a first look at Disney+ along with some of the content we're creating for it", Iger said. What project are you more excited for?