Star Wars and Marvel Movies Will Move to Disney's New Streaming Service
By Benjamin Williams

Posted on: 08 Sep 2017


Disney recently announced plans to terminate its streaming arrangements with Netflix in order to begin its own streaming service in 2019. It's caused a lot of talk, with many questioning the need for yet another streaming service. At the time of the announcement, the specific distribution rights for Star Wars and Marvel movies were still being considered, but now we know their fate.

CEO Bob Iger, speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications, and Entertainment conference, has confirmed that those movies will now join Disney's other output on the still-untitled streaming service, alongside exclusive new original programming.

The news will come as a huge blow for Netflix, whose deal with Disney - which included Star Wars (in the US) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's films (UK and UK) - was only signed last May. So if you're in the UK and don't want to sign up to another steaming service, get watching all the Marvel movies on Netflix whilst you still can, because if you want to stream them in a few years you'll have yet another subscription coming out of your bank account each month.

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