Disney+, the media giant’s streaming-video service set to launch later this year, is going to have a ton of high-profile shows and movies — but don’t expect any Star Wars films to make debuts there. ”Almost every movie the [Disney] studio makes is a $100 million-plus movie, and we’re not looking to make movies at that level for the service,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an interview with Barron’s, referring to Disney+. “We wouldn’t make a Star Wars movie for this platform.”Iger also said he doesn’t know how much the service will cost. “We haven’t even decided what we’re going to charge for it,” he said. Iger previously said that Disney’s streaming service will be priced below Netflix’s monthly rate, which is $11 a month for a standard plan in the US. Now playing: Watch this: Star Wars told by a CNET intern who’s never seen it 5:29 Disney, by taking over major parts of 21st Century Fox this year and launching a streaming rival, is aiming to build a Hollywood juggernaut that can do battle with deep-pocketed tech companies like Netflix. Those companies have eye-popping budgets and are pouring money into TV and film production. Disney is planning to… Read full this story
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