Disney+ to launch 20 new Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ series as platform hits nearly 87 million subscribers


Disney+ is getting ready to launch a slew of new Marvel and “Star Wars” content.

During an investor presentation, Disney announced it would launch “roughly” 10 new Marvel series and 10 new “Star Wars” series over the next few years on its streaming platform, according to Deadline.

In addition, DIsney+ will also premiere 15 live-action, animation and Pixar series and 15 Disney live action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features during the same time frame.

“With these Disney+ originals, along with theatrical releases and library titles, we will be adding something new to the service every week,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Media and Entertainment Distribution for The Walt Disney Company, the outlet noted.

The news comes as the company disclosed Disney+ has acquired 86.8 million subscribers worldwide since launching the streaming service last year, reported CNBC.

Part of the rapid success of Disney+ can be attributed to “The Mandalorian” and its breakout star Baby Yoda.

Among the new shows are “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which stars Ewan McGregor in the title role and the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series will take place ten years after the events of the 2005 film “Revenge of the Sith.”

There will also be several shows set amid the same timeline as “The Mandalorian,” including “Ahsoka” starring Rosario Dawson and “Rangers of the New Republic.”

While fans may have to wait a few years to see all the new programs, here’s all the content coming to Disney+ during the rest of December.

December 11

Disney Channel's Epic Holiday Showdown
Disney Holiday Magic Quest
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
Ralph Breaks the Internet
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special
The Mandalorian - “Chapter 15”
Extras - Beyond the Clouds: Meet the Sobiechs
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse - "The Brave Little Squire" and "An Ordinary Date"

December 18

Buried Truth of the Maya
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (S1)
Disney Channel Holiday House Party
Disney Parks Sunrise Series (S1)
Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (s3)
Eddie the Eagle
Into the Woods
Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez
On Pointe
Arendelle Castle Yule Log
Dory's Reef Cam
Extras - Beyond the Clouds: Creating Zach's World
The Mandalorian - "Chapter 16" (Season Finale)
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse - Winter Finale

December 25

Max Keeble's Big Move
Extras - Beyond the Clouds: A Musical Miracle

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