At this week’s D23 Expo, Disney revealed even more exciting details about its highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+.
One of the biggest announcements of the expos was that Ewan McGregor would be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series. McGregor told the audience, “It’s been four years of saying, ‘Well, I don’t know.’ Now I can say, ‘Yes, we’re going to do it.’” The spinoff, which will reportedly begin shooting next year, has yet to confirm a launch date or title.
On Friday, Disney confirmed that its new streaming service will comprise more than 500 feature films and over 7,500 show episodes when it launches November 12. According to Engadget, The Disney+ mobile app will support unlimited offline downloads.
Titles include the much-hyped new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, favorites such as Captain Marvel, and infinitely re-watchable shows like The Simpsons as well as the entire Pixar library. Disney used its biennial convention to unveil a number of original series, including the Ms. Marvel series MOON KNIGHT and SHE-HULK.
For a base of $6.99 per month, CNET reports that Disney+ customers will receive 4K videos at no extra cost, four simultaneous streams, and seven user profiles.