As well as live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s newly named streaming service Disney+ will host a “Rogue One” prequel series led by one of its main actors, Diego Luna, and an Avengers spin-off starring Loki actor Tom Hiddleston.
Scheduled to begin filming in 2019, the same year that Disney+ launches, another live-action “Star Wars” show is on its way.
Diego Luna will reprise his role as morally complex pilot and rebel leader Cassian Andor from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
The story will be set prior to the events of “Rogue One,” and will take the form of a spy thriller.
Disney also announced that Tom Hiddleston would indeed star in a live-action series about his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Loki.
While the MCU has been structured as several ensemble movies connected by solo (or co-starring) outings for many of its principal characters, some of its supporting characters had been linked with series formatting for Disney+ — and that now appears to be the case, at least as far as the scheming “Thor” and “Avengers” character Loki is concerned.
Disney will be entering a streaming market that already has Netflix and Amazon among its global giants.
Google group member YouTube has its YouTube Premium strand, while competing technology, software and design company Apple is preparing its own streaming service.