Comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger at a recent investor’s meeting have revealed that every department under the company’s control is making exclusive content for their new streaming service, Disney+.
The emerging comments highlight that factions ranging from Disney themselves, to Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, even National Geographic, are at least someway through the process of creating original material for the paid service.
We are still lacking specific details such as the exact launch date of Disney+, or even the subscription cost, but the catalog of content set to be featured is making it an increasingly enticing concept ahead of its release at some point this year.
Already announced TV projects include The Mandalorian, a collaborative effort from Jon Favreau and Taika Waititi set in the Star Wars universe, as well as spin-offs for fan favorite Marvel characters such as Loki. On the movie front, we are expecting new entities in smaller franchises such as the High School Musical series of films; those that wouldn’t break box office records, but would be a high value for the cost of a streaming subscription.
As for existing and soon to be released properties, the meeting details also announced that the upcoming Captain Marvel will be the first Disney movie to be withheld from other streaming competitors. Bad news, Netflix fans, the exclusives are coming.
April 11 sees Disney hold their Investor Day, which should see even more announcements regarding the service roll out. Watch out for the aforementioned date and price, as well as how Disney+ will interact with the existing Hulu and ESPN+ services Disney already operate.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go prepare my wallet for another streaming subscription.