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The Walt Disney Co. is planning to spend “real money” on its original Star Wars and Marvel titles for its upcoming streaming service Disney+. The highly anticipated streaming platform already has titles like The Mandalorian and the Loki and Scarlet Witch shows under its umbrella, but Disney may reportedly spend up to $500 million on original programming this year.

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Star Wars Movies on Disney+

Even though Disney is planning a lot of original content for debut on their forthcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service launching late in 2019, one of their biggest franchises won’t be debuting any new movies there.

In a recent interview, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that even though they’re spending big bucks on new projects like The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series ever, the feature-length adventures from a galaxy far, far away are simply too big to premiere only in their streaming library. Read More »

Marvel Shows on Disney streaming service

Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe going? Anywhere it wants, because it makes all the money. But it’s also going to Disney+, the new Disney streaming service set to debut in 2019. We already knew that Marvel shows are being planned for the service, and now Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has underlined the importance of Disney+ regarding future plans for the MCU.

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Marvel Netflix Shows on Disney+

If you were hoping DaredevilLuke CageIron Fist and the rest of the Marvel Netflix shows might be migrating over to Disney+, I have some bad news. The shows are prohibited from moving to any other service for at least two years following cancellation, which means should Disney+ want to bring any of these series over, they wouldn’t be able to do so until at least 2020.

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disney box office

Hard up for cash? Try to get in good with the House of Mouse. With three weeks left in the fever dream that is 2018, this year’s Disney box office has hit $7 billion globally. The reason for such success is obvious – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms! Yes, the Disney fantasy film took in $7 billion dollars at the box office, total! Just kidding – it flopped. But that’s okay! Disney can afford a flop with an overall box office return like this.

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Daredevil cancellation

The strange saga that is the Daredevil cancelation continues. A new report reveals that Daredevil was canceled despite being the fourth-biggest show on Netflix. And still another report claims that it wasn’t Netflix who pulled the plug on the superhero series – it was Marvel themselves. Just what in the name of Hell’s Kitchen is going on here?

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • You can dry off from a soaking ride on Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure.
  •  The biggest superfans of all Disney superfans are getting the spotlight on a new web series.
  • See how Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove could’ve looked a lot different based on unearthed artwork.
  • Get ready for Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-ever running event.
  • Learn about the secret bar hidden in plain sight at Disney California Adventure.
  • The midterm elections had an impact in Anaheim for Disneyland cast members.
  • And more!

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The Disney streaming service will make its splashy debut sometime in 2019, and now it has a new name: Disney+. CEO Bob Iger had previously referred to it as “Disney Play,” but on an investor call earlier today, Iger revealed the official name of the streaming service which will be home to new Star Wars and Marvel content (among many other things).

And since this is a major competitor to Netflix, Disney+ is attempting to separate itself from its rival in one major way. Read about it below. Read More »

Star Wars TV show

Move over, The Mandalorian – you’re no longer the only live-action Star Wars show in Hollywood.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a new live-action series for Disney+, the new Disney streaming service. The show begins filming next year. Read on for more details about what Lucasfilm is calling their new “spy thriller.”

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Disney Streaming Service Loki and Scarlet Witch TV shows

Disney wants to beat Netflix at the streaming game, and they know just how to do it: by bringing MCU characters to TV. A new report reveals that the House of Mouse is planning to offer streaming shows devoted to Loki, Scarlet Witch and possibly other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. Both Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their respective roles. More on the latest Disney streaming service news below.

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