Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney Content Officially Leaving Netflix in 2019
Last month, Disney announced that it was their intent to begin a brand new streaming service featuring their owned content, which includes the juggernaut franchises of Star Wars, Marvel, and Indiana Jones. This news meant that many popular films and TV shows headlined on rival services would be removed, prompting Netflix to attempt to work out a deal to keep a few select titles. Now it seems those negotiations have fallen through, as a recent Disney investor meeting reveals that all of their Disney content is set to be removed as planned in 2019.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at the conference that the service plans a “big” and “hot” launch by the end of 2019, with a number of exclusive projects already in the works. The Disney head expects upwards of “thousands” of “original short-form” Disney content to be created for the app, as well as the inclusion of the company’s extensive movie and television library.
“[The Disney app] will have the entire output of the studio — animation, live action and Disney including Pixar, Star Wars and all of the Marvel films.”
Its unknown what effect this move could have on the entertainment industry, let alone Netflix. If all proves successful, Disney’s move to streaming could convince other prolific studios such as Universal or 20th Century Fox to make their own themed services, further wiping out Netflix’s catalog. As more and more services come about, it could be hard to justify having third party films on competing outlets, making 2019 a pretty interesting year.
Until then, there’s a whole slew of Disney content for the picking on Netflix, quite a few being added in this month of September 2017. What do you think? Is Disney making the wrong move by creating an exclusive app, or should we “be prepared” for the best? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more cool Netflix news, check out the next few articles:
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