Tom Hiddleston To Return As Loki In New TV Series

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Announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger during a live audio webcast of the company's yearly fiscal report and Q4 2018 financial results, the service's name has officially been revealed as Disney+.

As revealed on a conference call by Disney CEO Bob Iger (via Investors.com), Disney+ is launching in the U.S. - other regions haven't yet been confirmed - in "late 2019".

The streaming service was previously said to be called Disney Play, but that was a bad title and Disney+ allows the company to follow in the footsteps of ESPN+, the sports subscription streaming service which Disney already owns.

That includes new spin-off shows from movies like Star Wars: Rogue One, which will see the return of Diego Luna's character from that film, Cassian Andor, headline a standalone TV show.

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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. Actor Diego Luna is to reprise his role from the movie, as Cassian Andor. Disney+ streaming serviceAmazon, Netflix et al will soon be joined by a true heavyweight competitor. Disney wants to move all of its properties - including Disney classics, Pixar movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars films - to its very own streaming platform. Disney+ is planned to launch late next year. Luna will star in the series, reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Disney has yet to announce the price of the new streaming service, though Iger commented on it earlier this year.

Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian is the other live-action Star Wars TV series.

What do you think of the new Disney+ streaming service? The company believes that customers are moving more deeply into the world of subscription streaming and it needs to be there to vacuum up their dollars.

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