Disney+ will launch with their Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian later this year. Disney has now confirmed The Mandalorian will be available to stream at the time of their launch, which has been confirmed for November 12 in the U.S. Disney is getting ready to launch into the streaming platform wars in a major way.
Today's Disney shareholders meeting has provided us with a lot of information. The Mandalorian is going to be a pretty big series for a debut and Jon Favreau promises it is a return to the style of the original trilogy, which sounds great for Star Wars fans. Other than that, information about the series is being kept under wraps. Thankfully, the first logo for the series has been revealed and it looks in line with the franchise, featuring the titular character in the text.
In other Disney+ news, it was announced the Falcon and Winter Soldier series is officially happening and it will be out within the streaming platform's first year. It is believed Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will be reprising their iconic roles, but it isn't clear when production will start. However, with Avengers: Endgame on the way at the end of this month, one can assume the new series will begin production soon. For now, it seems the show is in the very early stages of development with casting likely happening next.
Disney also unveiled what the interface with look like for Disney+ when it arrives later this year. It has the basic look of the Netflix-style layout with recommended titles and user choices, but it offers subgroups, including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and National Geographic. It all looks very slick and there will more than likely be some changes before the official launch, but as it stands, this is all pretty big news for the studio, which just acquired Fox and is working on bringing some of those properties to the streaming platform too, like the recently announced Love, Simon series.
In addition to The Mandalorian, Disney+ will also have the upcoming Clone Wars series, which is highly anticipated. Fans will get a look at the new addition this weekend, thanks to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. And in addition to the Falcon & Winter Soldier series, it looks like the Loki series, Scarlet Witch and Vision, and the Hawkeye series are all in various stages of development at the moment. Netflix has dominated the streaming business in recent years, but it looks Disney could end up rocking the boat quite a bit when it debuts later this year. It will be very interesting to see how it does during its first year. You can check out the logo for The Mandalorian below, thanks to the TV Web Twitter account.