Diego Luna Will Reprise Role in New STAR WARS Series for Disney+

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Disney CEOBob Iger has said that the new show would act as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Luna said: "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me". So today I put together everything we know officially (and some things that have been reported to be true) about Disney's new streaming service.

Disney has lifted the lid on its new streaming service, which will be called Disney+ and launched late next year.

Disney continues to announce new series for its ambitious upcoming streaming service.

Likewise, a Monsters Inc show and a High School Musical series are also in the works.

I enjoyed Rogue One because it felt like they were taking a well-explored film genre and throwing a Star Wars skin over it, which is great.

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The series, which we first heard word about just a few months ago, will find Tom Hiddleston returning to reprise his role as the god of mischief.

What's more, through the recent US$71.3-billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney will also control 60 per cent of Hulu and use Fox assets to add to its content lineup.

The media company's online streaming service will be branded as Disney+ and is expected to launch in the second half of 2019. Outside of that, an exact release date hasn't been confirmed, nor has a monthly subscription cost. He also returned to play Cassian Andor in the Star Wars: Secret of the Empire VR experience, which /Film's Jacob Hall talked about here.

According to CEO Bob Iger, the new service will include all of Disney's new releases starting from next year including the new Marvel Avengers movie, the sequel to Frozen and the live-action versions of Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King! Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) is the chief creative force behind that series. We'll be sure to keep you posted as more details on the project are made available.

The only downside to all of this is that we won't be getting this streaming service until late 2019, so it looks like we're a year away from some potentially fantastic TV coming up from Disney.

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