Netflix in Negotiations With Disney to Keep ‘Star Wars,’ MCU Films
Earlier in the week Disney announced that it was ending its partnership with Netflix and pulling its content so it could start its own streaming service.
For Disney this seems like a solid plan since it has a wealth of movies and TV shows to build on.
However, that service may not include the wildly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe films and the revived Star Wars franchise.
The current deal gives Netflix exclusive U.S. pay-TV rights to all Disney films released after Jan. 1, 2016, but it only runs through the end of 2018.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the future streaming rights of the MCU and Star Wars hasn’t been decided and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the studios are in “active discussions” about the properties.
It’s not known what, if any, effect Disney’s new service will have on the future of Netflix’s Marvel series. Those deals include multiple seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, as well as newcomers The Defenders and The Punisher.
In addition to several of Disney’s latest animated movies and children’s series, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are all streaming on Netflix right now.
Do you want Star Wars and the MCU to stay on Netflix? Will you pay for an all Disney streaming service?
Source: Comic Book Resources