The Walt Disney Company has confirmed their new "Disney+" direct-to-consumer streaming service, offering Disney movie/animated classics, plus content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, that will be, according to Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger , "...the biggest priority of the company during calendar 2019..."
Iger revealed the service's name during the company's fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results.
In addition to "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" being removed from Netflix in 2019, actor Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Marvel Studios' "Loki" in a new original live-action series, followed by a prequel series to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", a new series based on Disney-Pixar's "Monsters, Inc.", several "High School Musical" spin-offs, another "Star Wars" series titled "The Mandalorian' and more new episodes of animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars".
There will also be a "High Fidelity" TV series, starring Zoë Kravitz and a modern live-action/CG reboot of "Lady and the Tramp", starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.
Marvel will continue to expand their live-action universe with "Falcon and The Winter Soldier", starring Marvel Studios' Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, plus a "Scarlet Witch" series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
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