During the audio webcast of Disney's fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results, CEO Bob Iger announced the official name of their upcoming streaming service. It wasn't Disney Play as many outlets were calling it (we blame you, more reputable outlets!), but Disney+.
The webcast also confirmed one of the Marvel live-action series rumored to be in the works, one based on Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, Tom Hiddleston will be back as his role as the God of Mischief, so he can stop being tricky about his association with Marvel in interviews. Now can they confirm the Scarlet Witch series rumored alongside the Loki one, and the Falcon/Bucky team-up?
Also a new Star Wars related series has been announced for Disney+. Joining the already announced The Mandalorian series, is a series focusing on Cassian Andor from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. Like in the Marvel series, the actor who played the main character in the film, in this case Diego Luna, will be returning for the series. Disney describes the series as a "spy thriller" with "tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire".
Disney sure loves their dead characters.
Iger also reconfirmed the plan to have content based on Disney•Pixar's Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel's High School Musical as part of their streaming service.
No start dates were given for the announced series. Disney+ is planned to launch in late 2019.