Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

New ‘Star Wars’ Prequel Heads to Disney’s Streaming Service

New ‘Star Wars’ Prequel Heads to Disney’s Streaming Service

As with most of the main characters in Rogue One, Cassian Andor seemingly perished at the end of the film. It will follow the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor (Luna) during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One.

According to a report from CNBC, Disney finally announced the name of their upcoming standalone streaming service: Disney+ (Disney Plus).

Disney+ will do what Netflix doesn't: Its app will have microsites within it devoted to various brands: Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Nat Geo and Disney. A brief lineup of titles has been announced already, but another Star Wars project has just been added to that list. Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a now untitled Rogue One Prequel series to be produced for the upcoming Disney service, which has officially been named Disney Plus.

The series will go into production next year. Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to in 2019, and the addition of these shows creates a huge incentive to opt into the new service.

As we saw in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney seems hellbent on showing us the origins of familiar characters, so I'd also bet good money that Alan Tudyk will return at some point as K-2SO and we'll see how those two characters first met. To entice those viewers to pay for yet another monthly streaming subscription, Disney's massive catalog will also feature original Marvel and Star Wars series, including a limited series starring Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a Scarlet Witch Series starring Elizabeth Olsen, and a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston.

Disney is stacking the deck in order to launch the streaming service to record numbers.

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+.

Disney this week revealed details about its homegrown streaming service.

The show will include a ton of espionage and spy-related missions and adventures that aim to show the Star Wars universe from a different angle.

The luxury resort, announced at D23 Expo 2017, will completely immerse guests into an authentic Star Wars story at Walt Disney Resort-and that immersion will start the moment guests arrive! This means that Hulu will now be co-owned by Disney themselves, NBC Universal and Warner Media.

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