Disney announces new Star Wars, Marvel series, Hayden Christensen to return as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Disney has unveiled a myriad of new streaming offerings, including plans for 10 Star Wars series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will judi online debut on Disney+.

But even as Disney emphasised its expanding streaming portfolio, the company said theatrical release remained an important component of its big-budget spectacles.

The company is raising the cost of Disney+ subscriptions by $US1 ($1.32) per month in America and 2 euros ($3.22) across continental Europe.

It’s unclear yet if that will mean a price increase for Australian consumers.

In a virtual presentation for investors, Disney chief executive Bob Chapek laid out super-sized ambitions for it direct-to-consumer efforts, leaning heavily on some of the company’s biggest brands.

Over the next few years, Disney is planning to premiere directly on Disney+ not just an armada of Star Wars and Marvel series but 15 live-action, Pixar and other animated series, and 15 live-action, Pixar and other animated movies.

Mr Chapek said Disney+ subscribers worldwide had reached 86.8 million, up from 74 million last month. The service has easily exceeded most forecasts, reaching its user numbers in just 13 months since launch.