A while ago, it was revealed that Disney is starting its own streaming service as they plan to move their Disney films away from Netflix. This caused some concern for Marvel fans, as it remained unclear if Marvel films would be moving from Netflix too. Despite previous talks of Netflix and Disney being in negotiation to keep all Marvel and Star Wars related films on Netflix after the current deal expires in 2019, things have changed.
The studio’s CEO Bob Iger revealed today during a Q&A at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, that they are indeed moving Marvel and Star Wars films to the new streaming service.
“We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movie on this app as well.
However, fans of Marvel TV have no need to worry. A Netflix statement confirmed to Bloomberg in August that the relationship will continue in terms of Marvel TV shows.
“U.S. Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018. We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV.”
What are your thoughts on Marvel (and Star Wars for that matter) leaving Netflix and heading to the studio’s official new streaming service in 2019?