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Disney Plus will soon have weekly Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney animation originals

10 new Marvel series, 10 new Star Wars series... and that’s just the beginning

Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company Kevin Mayer took part today in the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

During Thursday’s 2020 Disney Investors Call, the company announced an ambitious slate coming to Disney Plus over the next few years. To be a premium service in the Netflix age, a streaming site needs fresh content on a weekly basis — and that’s the plan.

Kareem Daniel, chairman of media and entertainment distribution at the Walt Disney Company, announced that within the next few years, around 10 Marvel series, 10 Star Wars series, 15 series under the Disney banner (which encompasses Disney animation, Pixar, and live action), and 15 completely new movies under those same banners will debut on the streaming service.

Daniel announced that one of the first of these will be the upcoming animated film Raya and the Last Dragon, which was originally slated for theatrical release last November before being pushed to 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. This indicates that some of these upcoming titles may have also been intended for theater release.

Daniels did not reveal exactly what new content will be coming to Disney Plus, but some of the titles — like Marvel’s WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye, along with the Cassian Andor spinoff and a Monsters Inc workplace comedy — are known.

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