Disney to pull Star Wars and Marvel movies from Netflix

Oscar Cross
September 8, 2017

Disney has revealed Star Wars and Marvel movies will only be available on its own new streaming service when in launches in 2019. "We've now decided we will put the Marvel and "Star Wars" movies on this app as well", Iger said. On the TV side, we're going to create four to five Disney-branded TV series for the app.

As a part of the strategy, however, Disney last month said it would spend $1.58 billion to acquire majority control of streaming technology company BAMTech.

Starting in 2017, Netflix became the exclusive subscription streaming home of all new Disney movies. By the end of 2019, Iger said he expects to have new deals for about 50% of ESPN's subscribers.

Disney is going to use the best tool it has at its disposal, which is the most popular franchises on the face of the planet, to draw people to their streaming service. At the time, it seemed like Netflix might still have access to Disney's Marvel and "Star Wars" films.

Furthermore, Disney-flix (our name for it) will be producing "4-5 original movies annually", plus Disney Channel will "make 4-5 original series" and "original TV movies" every year, according to a Wall Street Journal reporter who heard Iger's remarks.


Disney CEO Bob Iger announced interesting new details about their Netflix competitor on Thursday. It's possible Disney revisits those scripts (they're all written) and reworks, or they may start over from scratch.

As much as we love Disney and their properties, subscribing to another service just adds more to the bill.

In addition to the streaming app, they will also be launching an ESPN streaming app. Disney is the parent company of ESPN. And it remains to be seen how successful this launch is when compared to the likes of Netflix.

For now, you can still catch all your Marvel and Stars Wars movies on Netflix.

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