Disney held their yearly earnings call yesterday afternoon and as per usual a ton of new information is always made public. Spearheading the meeting was Disney Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger. We have compiled all the new information and details regarding Disney+, Star Wars, and Marvel Studios.
Iger went on to reveals that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been a huge success. While praising the great fan reaction Rise of the Resistance has been receiving as well. Iger also revealed and confirmed reports of Disney+ not only meeting subscription expectations but also exceeding them. Stating that the streaming service has now reached 28.6 million subscribers since it’s initial launch, back in November of 2019. Additionally, Iger revealed that Disney+ will officially launch in India on March 29th.
Following the first look at what’s to come from Marvel Studios on Disney+, which first aired during the Super Bowl. Featuring first looks at The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki & WandaVision, Iger announced that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will release this August on Disney+. With WandaVision arriving in at the very end of this year in December. While no official release window for the Loki series was revealed, the series is expected to release sometime in 2021. Iger also added that in addition to the shows teased during this past Sunday’s Super Bowl, Marvel Studios has 7 other Disney+ series in the works.
There’s been a number of rumored Disney+ series to be in development over at Marvel Studios. But outside of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki. The only other known series to be in development are Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, What If..? and Moon Knight. While not officially announced by Disney or Marvel just yet, there’s been rumors about a Disney+ solo series for America Chavez who is currently being rumored to make her MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There’s a rumored Iron Heart solo series, a rumored Thunderbolts series, and a rumored S.W.O.R.D. series. Thunderbolts and S.W.O.R.D. will reportedly be introduced in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision respectively. Not much else was revealed in terms of Marvel.
As for Star Wars, Iger went on to reveal that sales on Star Wars merchandise has gone up and also mentioned that the second season of The Mandalorian will arrive in October of this year. Additionally, Iger teased that fans will see more of Mando past The Mandalorian’s second season.
There was a lot to unpack from that earning’s call despite it all being very vague but useful information. Disney+ has clearly become a massive hit, and as expected. This call goes to show that the streaming service will keep on thriving with its massive library of original content, old and new.
Source: Disney Earnings Call, Bob Iger