Star Wars TV Series Planned for Streaming Service

21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources

There's at least one Marvel project in the works (this likely won't affect their Netflix shows...at least for now), a Monsters Inc. series, and, unsurprisingly, a Star Wars live action series.

Disney has big things planned for the future.

"We continue to believe Disney's IP will drive significant value over the next five years despite the decelerating pace of growth at ESPN and recent investments into direct-to-consumer products", wrote Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers, calling Disney the "best positioned" to leverage its content amid a fragmented media terrain.

Disney's new streaming service might look like a rival to Netflix, but really, it's just a new friend.

No details are available, and of course it would be 2019 at the earliest before we see this. For years, some have been hopeful that the X-Men or Fantastic Four could eventually cross over into the MCU, but due to rights issues and Fox's desire to utilize their own licenses, it was pretty unlikely.

One of Marvel's greatest talents is moving to DC
Bendis has switched teams, so to speak, agreeing to an exclusive deal with DC Comics , according to io9. "Change is good. Today, they took yet another blow with the announcement of the departure of one of their long time writers to DC Comics.

While Iger declined to comment on the speculation on Thursday, analysts said a deal could help Disney expand its content library as it prepares to launch the streaming service.

Disney rose 2.9% to 105.64 in afternoon trading in the stock market today.

CNBC, which broke the original story, is claiming the possibility of a deal between Disney and 20th Century Fox is still alive. On this outline, it might seem like Disney is developing a Netflix killer.

The news was announced by Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger during a quarterly earnings call with investors on Thursday.

It's also working on a new "Star Wars" film trilogy.

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