The Mandalorian, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has delivered updates on the streaming release dates for some of Disney+’s most highly-anticipated series.
According to Iger, the second season of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will be released on the platform in October of this year, following what Favreau himself said last month. As well as this, it was also revealed that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will arrive in August, and WandaVision heads to Disney+ in December.
Get a glimpse of those shows here.
In terms of Star Wars, Disney is proposing a major shift in focus. Following the release of The Rise of Skywalker, the lowest-grossing instalment of the Skywalker Saga, and Star Wars spinoff Solo managing to lose money, Iger said that “the priority in the next few years is television.”
This is probably in the studio’s best interests, as The Mandalorian has been incredibly well-received, and The Clones Wars has held a steady audience since its debut in 2008.
Iger also states there is a “possibility” of extending the realm of The Mandalorian, as Disney is looking at “infusing it with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in term of series.”
As of February 3rd, Disney+ had 28.6 million subscribers, after just less than three months in the US and three other countries, and so is nearly halfway to the low end of the company’s 5-year goal of 60 million to 90 million subscribers.
When the CEO was asked which titles are being watched the most on the new service, he revealed that Pixar and musicals are “doing really well” as are titles from other high-billed franchises like Star Wars and Marvel.
“It validates the concepts of putting those brands together,” Iger said.
Disney+ launches in the UK on March 24th.