Disney’s streaming plan was turned to super high-speed on Thursday, as the studio announced a new streaming product for the galaxy, including 10 Star Wars derivative products scheduled to debut on Disney+ and 10 Marvel series.
In a virtual presentation to investors, Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek (Bob Chapek) presented ambitious ambitions for his direct-to-consumer plan and relied heavily on some of the company’s biggest brands. In the next few years, Disney plans to premiere directly on Disney+, not only the Invincible Fleet of the “Star Wars” and “Marvel” series, but also 15 live-action, Pixar and animated series, and 15 Live action, Pixar and animated movies.
Chapek said that the number of Disney+ users worldwide has increased from 74 million last month to 86.8 million. Since its launch in November 2019, the service has easily surpassed most forecasts, reaching a 13-month figure. Disney will increase the monthly price by 1 US dollar (about 70 rupees) in March to 8 US dollars (about 600 rupees) per month. The company predicts that there will be 230-260 million users by 2024.
In order to keep the number of subscribers rising, Disney showcased various shapes and sizes of remakes, sequels, and incidental Blizzards on Thursday-a total of 100 new games-including the “Beauty and the Beast” prequel series and the “Moana” animated series , “Three Men and Babies” Zac Efron (Swiss Family Robinson Series), even Kardashians, can be restarted.
But Disney has retained its biggest movies-including Marvel’s “Black Widow”, Pixar’s “Luca”, and the Lion King’s prequel-for theatrical release. WarnerMedia last week pushed its entire 2021 plan to the streaming media sector, and Disney executives said that theatrical releases are still critical to its large budget glasses and its overall business.
Chapek said: “We established the franchise through the theater window.”
Despite this, the 4-hour presentation still provided a more seamless view of cross-platform content, with little mention of its closed theme parks or epidemics. These include a series of dizzying series, many of which are related to large-screen movies of the past and present.
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Pictures, said that a pair of new Marvel series-the “secret invasion” with Samuel Jackson and “Ironheart” will be “directly related to Marvel’s future Movies are linked together”. Executive Chairman Bob Iger stated that the only difference between the company’s short TV content and the drama content is “length.”
Not all news is streaming. Lucasfilm announced that Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) will direct the next “Star Wars” drama film “Squadron of Thieves”, which is scheduled to be released in theaters on Christmas 2023.
Jenkins became the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” movie. She said in the video that this film about starship fighter jets will satisfy her long-term dream of being the daughter of an Air Force captain.
Jenkins said in a video: “When he died while serving this country, it inspired my desire to turn all the tragedy and excitement into a day and make the greatest fighter pilot movie ever.”
Other films are also developing drama plans, including the prequel to Buzz Lightyear and the sequel to Black Panther, which will be released in 2020. Feige confirmed that the role of the late Chadwick Boseman will not be recast, but its producer is still interested in Ryan Coogler’s film “Exploring the World of Wakada”, which is scheduled to be released in theaters in July 2022.
In the “Star Wars” series, there are two derivative works of “The Mandalorian”, set on the timeline of the series: “New Republic Ranger” and “Asoka”, and Rosario Dawson . Recently, filming of the film series “Andor” developed by Tony Gilroy (Bourne Identity) has also begun. The film and Diego Luna’s role are from the 2016 film “Rogue One”.
In addition, the less anticipated Star Wars stars are back. Hayden Christensen (Hayden Christensen), who played Anakin Skywalker in the prequel, will reappear with Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi). -Wan Kenobi) played the role of Darth Vader.
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said: “We have a vast and expansive timetable in the “Star Wars” mythology, spanning more than 25,000 years of the galaxy’s history, and every era is a storytelling. Abundant resources. Unprecedented story possibilities, and fulfill the promise that everyone truly has a “Star Wars” story.”
Disney directs several upcoming movies to its streaming service, including Pinocchio, Tom Hanks, Peter Pan and Wendy, and A fascinated sequel by Amy Adams, titled “Decomposition”. The animated “Raya” and “The Last Dragon” will premiere simultaneously in theaters in March, with priority access via Disney+. This is the same approach that the company took for Mulan earlier this fall. In addition to a monthly subscription, it also requires an early access fee of $30 (approximately Rs 2,000).
Disney made other adjustments to reposition its movie business to streaming media. The gourd, which made its debut this year in the Andy Thunberg comedy “Palm Springs” and Sarah Paulson’s thriller “Run”, will be the home of more original films from the 20th century film studios and Searchlight Pictures. Hulu will also become the new home of Kardashians, recently from E! set off. The streaming service also renewed “The Maid’s Tale” for the fifth season.
FX is being directed by Noah Hawley (Fargo) and is developing the first film based on alien movies.
WarnerMedia announced last week that it will release all 17 movies in 2021 (from “Dune” to “The Matrix 4”) simultaneously on its streaming platform HBO Max and theaters. Many people in Hollywood are eagerly awaiting Disney’s response.
This move caused a shock wave and aroused strong opposition from many people in the film industry, including theater chains, production partners and some top talents from studios. Christopher Nolan criticized the plan as “somewhat confusing.”
Some people say that the long-expected end of the cinema has come. Others questioned the economics of one of Hollywood’s top studios sacrificing the box office for a year, and the cascading screening window released after the theater’s performance to save HBO Max’s difficult launch-a service activity that many HBO subscribers have not yet obtained.
Wall Street approved. Since the announcement by WarnerMedia CEO and Hulu and Amazon veteran Jason Kilar (Jason Kilar), the stock of WarnerMedia parent company AT&T has risen about 6%. AT&T CEO John Stankey said on Tuesday that the epidemic has unleashed a new kind of media, and this reality is unlikely to disappear after COVID-19. He said, “The horse left the barn.”
Compared with WarnerMedia, Disney’s current situation is completely different. Disney has laid the foundation for the strong Netflix competitor in Disney+ and has dominated the box office for many years. Last year, the company’s movie box office revenue exceeded 13 billion U.S. dollars (about 95,600 crore), accounting for 38% of the US and Canadian movie box office. Seven of Disney’s films exceeded $1 billion (about 730 billion rupees) worldwide.
Chapek said: “Of the 100 new games announced today, 80% of them will go to Disney+.” “But last year our box office reached 13 billion US dollars (about 95.60 billion rupees), which is obviously not a small problem. . For us, this is balance.”
When Disney addressed investors on Thursday, its share price hit a record high of $160 (about 12,000 rupees).
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