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Disney’s long-awaited streaming service will be called Disney+

The Verge logo The Verge 4 days ago Chaim Gartenberg

Disney has announced the name for its upcoming streaming service: Disney+, scheduled to launch in the US in “late 2019.”

Along with the new branding, the company has also announced two more major shows that will be hitting the service. A second Star Wars spin-off will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Cassian Andor, set before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Disney confirmed the previously rumored Loki series that will see fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston star once again as the iconic Marvel villain. Those shows will join already announced projects like Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, as well as shows based on Monsters Inc. and High School Musical.

Today’s news only further cements what we already knew: Disney is going to be leveraging hard its existing successful franchises to attract viewers to the service. And if the company’s box office receipts for films like Infinity War and The Last Jedi are anything to go by, Disney will be putting up some pretty formidable competition when Disney+ does arrive next year.

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