The Weekly Wrap: Introducing Disney+

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Disney has officially given its new streaming service a name and it will be called Disney+ . The new direct to consumer streaming channel will be officially launched in 2019 and will feature the core brands from the house of mouse such as Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic. Each brand will have a sub-channel on Disney+ for users to navigate more effortlessly. Disney is fast developing a number of properties for its new channel, and will no doubt give Netflix a good run for its money once it’s launched.

Disney Confirms Loki Live-Action Series
tom_hiddlestonHe may have been ‘killed’ in Infinity War, but it looks like Loki is coming back in a big way. Disney has confirmed that it will be producing a live-action Loki series for its new streaming service. Best of all, they’ve confirmed Tom Hiddleston to reprise his role as the god of mischief. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is overseeing this new smaller screen addition to the MCU, which should provide a seamless continuity with the superhero franchise.

Live-Action Rogue One Series
rogue_one_cassianFollowing the announcement of its Mandalorian series, which is being directed by Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm has now announced that it is developing a Rogue One prequel series, which will follow the adventures of rebel spy, Cassian Andor. Diego Luna will reprise his role as the character for the new live-action series, which will air on Disney+. Production on the new Rogue One prequel series will reportedly begin sometime next year.

Pacific Rim Anime Series At Netflix
The streaming service is ramping up its animated content in spectacular form with several new projects currently in the pipeline. The most significant project is undoubtedly a Pacific Rim series, which will continue the storyline set after the two live-action films. Also on the cards are projects expanded from the sci-fi series, Altered Carbon and original treatments for Cagaster of an Insect Cage and Trese, which deals with giant insects and mythical creatures.

Shrek Is Getting A Reboot
shrek_newIt looks like nothing is off limits in Hollywood. After nearly two decades, Shrek is getting a reboot at Universal, this time with Illumination head honcho, Chris Meledandri. To be fair, Meledandri has had an excellent track record with Despicable Me and Minions amongst the many hits. According to a report in Variety, both DreamWorks properties of Shrek and Puss In Boots will be undergoing retooling at the hands of Meledandri.

Andrew Lincoln & The Walking Dead
rick_grimesFollowing his departure from The Walking Dead, the book hasn’t quite closed yet for Andrew Lincoln with the AMC franchise. Following the exit of Rick Grimes from the series via a helicopter rescue after being mortally wounded, there is word now that the character will continue to feature in a series of The Walking Dead movies. Grimes is set to feature in a new storyline direction for the zombie series, which will take place following his mysterious rescue.

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