Disney has announced that 20 new Marvel and Star Wars shows are coming to its Disney+ streaming service over the course of the next few years, Deadline reports.
During its four-hour investor day on Thursday, The Walt Disney Company's Chairman of Media and Entertainment Distribution, Kareem Daniel, revealed the news, which also includes 15 live-action, animation, and Pixar series.
"With these Disney+ originals, along with theatrical releases and library titles, we will be adding something new to the service every week,” he said.
Disney also announced that Disney+ has 86.8 million subscribers as of Dec. 2, just 13 months after it launched.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a lot of that has to do with The Mandalorian, which tallied more than 1 billion minutes of streaming. And with today's huge announcement, it looks like Disney+ is primed for even more success. Some of that will definitely be attributed to the new Star Wars shows and movies that were announced on Thursday.
A ton of news regarding both Marvel movies and shows were also announced. Scroll down to check it all out.
Ashoka, who will be played by Rosario Dawson, is coming.
So is Rangers of the New Republic.
Disney also announced Andor, and included a featurette.
It also gave us our first look at Obi-Wan Kenobi, featuring the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.
Lando, a series about Lando Calrissian from Justin Simien is also on deck.
Also, Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland is bringing us The Acolyte, a "mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.
Disney also announced that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will be directing a Star Wars movie called Rogue Squadron.
There's also an animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars spin-off that will feature the group of clones known as the Bad Batch.
A sneak peek at Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an all-new animated Original Series from Lucasfilm Animation, coming soon to #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/V0jQc4XNIe— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
On the film side of things, R2-D2 and C-3P0 will be featured in A Droid Story.
Jon M. Chu is directing a pilot of Willow, which will star Warwick Davis.
The anime-inspired series of short films Star Wars: Visions is also on the way.
A mystery-thriller series titled The Acolyte is being developed by Leslye Headland.
FUTURE STAR WARS/LUCASFILM PROJECTS FOR TV/FILM:— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) December 10, 2020
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Bad Batch
- Rangers of New Repub.
- Rogue Squadron
- Droid Story
- Indiana Jones 5
- The Acolyte
- Children of Blood and Bone
- untitled Taika Waititi movie pic.twitter.com/eXiGjqVBzm
Whew, OK. Now let's move on to Marvel content.
A first-look for the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series was released. The show will begin streaming on the platform on March 19.
A teaser for Marvel's Loki series was also released.
Don Cheadle will once again be playing James Rhodes/War Machine for a new series titled Machine in Armor Wars.
A first-look for WHAT IF…? dropped.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released on July 9th, 2021.
Jon Watts will be directing a Fantastic Four reboot. Watts' previous credits include Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The new series Secret Invasion will star Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos.
A new trailer for WandaVision was released.
Capitan Marvel 2, which will be directed by Nia DaCosta, will be out on Nov. 11, 2022.
Peyton Reed is returning to direct the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer are coming back for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Kathryn Newton is joining the cast as Cassie Lang, daugher of Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man. Jonathan Majors, breakout star from Lovecraft Country and Da 5 Bloods, has been confirmed as Kang the Conqueror.
The long-rumored casting of Christian Bale as the villain Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder is finally official.
Iman Vellani will make her Hollywood debut as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel for Disney+ in late 2021.
Days after set photos surfaced, Disney announced Jeremy Renner was returning to star as Hawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld playing Kate Bishop.
She-Hulk will be streaming on Disney+, with Tatiana Maslany playing the titular character. Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Hulk. Meanwhile, Tim Roth is coming back to play Abomination, which he did in 2008's The Incredible Hulk. In 2017, Roth expressed doubt in a Reddit AMA that he would ever take on the character again. "I don't think Marvel will ever use me again, but it would be fun," he said.
Moon Knight is headed to Disney+.
Riri Williams is also being given her own Disney+ series in Ironheart.
Disney announced that they will not be recasting T'Challa in honor of Chadwick Boseman's "legacy and portrayal" of the groundbreaking character.