Disney Plans To Swipe Its Powerful (And Lucrative) Heroes From Netflix

Disney Streaming to Add'Star Wars' Marvel Comic Movies to Service

At the time, it was uncertain whether the Marvel and new Star Wars movies, which are now available to stream on Netflix thanks to an exclusive deal the company struck with Disney this year, would stick around the popular streaming service. This is includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and future Marvel-Netflix properties. About 500 films from the Disney library will also be available, along with around 7,000 episodes of TV shows.

In the past, leaders at Netflix have said they've worked hard to create original content precisely because they knew licensing rights would come and go.

"It will have the entire output of the studio, animation, live action at Disney, including Pixar, Star Wars, and all the Marvel films", Iger said. The former will be launching sometime in 2019 with the latter being targeted for an early 2018 date.

Last month the Mouse announced that they'd be pulling all of their movies from Netflix and starting their own digital streaming service in late 2019*.

Disney will end its distribution agreement with Netflix for subscription streaming of new releases, beginning with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate. According to CNBCand Deadline, Disney CEO Bob Iger said at a conference today that the two hit film series would be part of the same streaming bundle. However, it still does not answer the question of what will happen to shows on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD.

Disney's big move away from Netflix just took another major step.

To power its new streaming service, Disney said it would pay $1.58 billion to buy an additional 42 percent stake in video-streaming firm BAMTech. And it remains to be seen how successful this launch is when compared to the likes of Netflix. However, there was still some hope that Netflix would continue to be the post-theatrical home for Star Wars and Marvel movies.

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