Disney has signed a deal to take over most of Bucks' Pinewood Studios for at least 10 years.

The arrangement will see The Walt Disney Company Ltd take all the stages, backlots and other production accommodation at the Iver Heath studios - a move that has been branded "wonderful" by the chairman of Pinewood.

Pinewood is known as the home of James Bond - which is not a Disney franchise - and the future of the 007 films at the site, which has a dedicated Bond stage, is not known.

The latest Bond film, No Time To Die, has been filmed there this year.

Twelve of the 22 Marvel films have also been shot at Pinewood - mostly at their Shepperton Studios.

Just two months ago, Netflix made a deal to use Shepperton Studios to make some of its upcoming productions.

The Iver Heath studio is the biggest in the world and is currently home to Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar and 20th Century Fox.

Speaking about their new deal with Disney, Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group Ltd, said: “It’s wonderful to have Disney here at Pinewood. They’ve been making great films with us for many years and the fact they want to shoot so many more here is testimony not only to the quality of the teams and infrastructure at Pinewood, but also to the British film industry as a whole.”