New Report Reveals TV Shows, Live-Action Remakes, Marvel And STAR WARS Plans For Disney's Streaming Service

New Report Reveals TV Shows, Live-Action Remakes, Marvel And STAR WARS Plans For Disney's Streaming Service

New Report Reveals TV Shows, Live-Action Remakes, Marvel And STAR WARS Plans For Disney's Streaming Service

We may not know what it will be called but a wave of new details about Disney's streaming service have been revealed, including intel on Marvel, Star Wars, live-action remakes, plans for Fox, and more.

We've known for a while now that Disney is developing a streaming service it hopes will rival (and ultimately beat) Netflix but details have been scarce. There have been plenty of rumours, of course, but The New York Times has now put up a story revealing not only what's happening behind the scenes but also the content we can expect to see both in terms of familiar franchises and some new ones.

Throw in some reveals about what the company has planned for its newly acquired Fox properties, Marvel, Star Wars, and animated classics, and you're definitely going to want to check this out. With any luck, we'll start getting some details on when it will debut later this year but for now, to take a look at these latest details, all you guys are going to have to do is click on the "View List" button below.

It Will Be The New Home For Marvel TV Shows And Movies

While there are "no current plans" to move Marvel TV shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage from Netflix to Disney's new streaming service, the streaming platform will feature new ones (which could explain why Marvel Studios is holding off on doing anything with big-name superheroes like Blade and Moon Knight). As for movies, every release from Captain Marvel onwards will reportedly debut on this service as opposed to Netflix. Titles currently on the rival platform will also be moved from it as time goes on. 

A Lot Of New Disney TV Shows

Disney is finally looking to break into the world of TV shows with this streaming service and that's reportedly going to include "episodic spinoffs" of beloved franchises like High School Musical (that's right, it's coming back...), Monsters Inc., and The Muppets. Each of these will cost between $25 million to $35 million and as we've mentioned above, Marvel-themed shows will also be among them. 

More Live-Action Remakes

Disney has been remaking a lot of its animated classics in recent years and while we know that a new take on Lady and the Tramp will debut on this service, it's now been confirmed that The Sword in the Stone will join it. That's not all, though, as other movies in development include Togo (a period adventure about a sled dog) and Noelle starring Anna Kendrick as the daughter of Santa Claus.

We'll also be getting a remake of Three Men and a Baby, The Paper Magician (which is set at a school for magic), Stargirl (based on the young adult novel about a quirky teenager), and a fresh take on Don Quixote from writer and director Billy Ray. Disney is clearly covering all age ranges with this content and it's obviously going to be interesting seeing what they do with Marvel and Star Wars movies. 

Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV Series

Talking of Star Wars, it's said that Jon Favreau's planned TV series is expected to cost roughly $100 million for ten episodes! "Star Wars is a big world, and Disney’s new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters," the Iron Man director said in a statement to the site, confirming that he has big plans for the franchise on this platform. 

There was no mention of that long-rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi movie debuting on the streaming service so it's safe to assume we should take reports that said it will be happening with a pinch of salt.

There Will Be Original Movies Too

We've talked a lot about popular franchises which will be used on Disney's streaming service in various ways but what about original content? Well, this report promises that there will be plenty of that too, with Timmy Failure currently in the works from Oscar-winning Spotlight director Tom McCarthy. It has a budget of $45 million and is set to revolve around a "comically self-confident boy detective."

Will We Also See Fox Content On Disney's Streaming Service?

Disney is now in control of Fox's assets (well, almost) so does that mean we'll see a catalogue of their movies and TV shows on this streaming service? Well, while Nationation Geographic content - which is part of the acquisition - will be offered, the studio hasn't decided about what to do with movies from the Fox library and it sounds like The Simpsons, for example, will remain on Hulu for the time being.

Who Is In Charge?

This name may not mean much to you but Disney executive Ricky Strauss has been put in charge of the currently unnamed, undated, and unpriced streaming service. Over the past six years, he's served as the studio's president of marketing helping to turn the likes of Black Panther and Beauty and the Beast into box office behemoths. "He is hugely supportive of storytellers," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told the site before adding that Strauss has strong "creative instincts and expertise."

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