Disney Will Move Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ Films From Netflix to its Own Streaming Service
With the influx of studio owned streaming services, it came as no surprise when Disney announced it was creating its own and entering the market.
It did however, create a lot of questions about Disney’s current deal with Netflix. In addition to newly released films and several Disney Junior series, the popular network also shows Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films and new Star Wars movies.
For the last few months, there have been questions about whether Netflix would continue to air those properties or if Disney would take them to its own service.
Disney CEO Bob Iger made the entertainment giant’s intentions clear during a Q&A session at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media’s communications and entertainment conference held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
“We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movies on this app as well,” said Iger.
In addition to its existing library of movies and TV shows, the company plans to have four or five movies, TV series and TV movies for their service, which is trying for a late 2019 launch.
Up next for the MCU is Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters Nov. 3. It is followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dec. 15.
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