Disney+ is the future of Disney in terms of producing new and exciting content for fans. Last year, Disney successfully launched Disney+ to send a clear message to fans that the streaming service is the next big thing for the company.
The main selling point of the move was the creation of several original live-action series centered on major franchises such as Marvel and Star Wars. The latter's first entry in the realm of original content was released last year in the form of The Mandalorian, and the show's dominant debut proved that this specific strategy is working.
And now, an important tidbit has been revealed about the future of Marvel and Star Wars in streaming.
During the Disney Investor Day event, the House of Mouse confirmed that there will be "roughly 10 Marvel series and 10 Star Wars series” on Disney+ over the next few years.
Kareem Daniel, Chairman of Media and Entertainment Distribution of Disney, shared the exciting news during the highly-talked about Investor Day event.
A future Marvel project was rumored to feature Doctor Strange villain Shuma-Gorath.
Kevin Feige explained that he and Marvel Studios only want to continue building the legendary cinematic universe as long as they “can keep evolving it and changing it and growing it” to do “things [they] hadn’t done before.”
Kevin Feige explained that the MCU uses so many indie filmmakers because they offer “unique points of view” that can “take you to places you’ve never gone before.”
WHAT THIS MEANS
This move isn't surprising given the importance of Disney+ for the House of Mouse. Not only that, but this reveal will further expand the MCU and Star Wars branches of Disney in exciting ways, and new characters will be introduced as a result.
As of right now, there are eight Disney+ shows for the MCU, with WandaVision kicking off things next month. Given that, two more shows will likely be announced soon, and it's safe to assume that one of those is the previously-reported Nick Fury series that will properly introduce S.W.O.R.D. to the larger MCU.
As for the other MCU show, the possibilities are endless. There's a good chance that the next MCU show will introduce a new hero into the mix or even place the focus on a familiar character, similar to what WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are doing for Wanda, Vision, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes.
For Star Wars, the success of The Mandalorian could lay the groundwork for more spinoffs centered on other characters that have already been introduced in Season 2, such as Bo-Katan, Ahsoka Tano, and Boba Fett. This report also aligns with the earlier rumor that a small screen universe centered on Star Wars characters from Disney+ is happening, and it will be exciting to see it unfold in the streaming service.
Of course, this is on top of the already-confirmed Star Wars shows such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor.
All in all, the future is bright for Marvel and Star Wars on Disney+, and this move will definitely boost fan excitement for the years to come.