Star Wars and Marvel Movies Will Move to Disney's New Streaming Service After All

No more sharing Shmi’s Netflix subscription around. Image: Lucasfilm
No more sharing Shmi’s Netflix subscription around. Image: Lucasfilm

When Disney recently announced plans to terminate its streaming arrangements with Netflix and begin its own service in 2019, the specific distribution rights for the Star Wars and Marvel movies were still being considered. 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 service set to debut in 2019, alongside exclusive new original programming.

It’s a huge blow for Netflix, whose deal with Disney—which included Lucasfilm properties like the Star Wars saga and the Indiana Jones films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s films, and hundreds of other Disney classics—was only signed last May. So watch all the Marvel and Star Wars movies you can now; if you want to stream them in a few years, you’re gonna have to add yet another subscription to your wallet.




“Can’t wait to cut the cord so I don’t have to pay over 100 dollars each month just so I can watch the 6 things I like among the thousands I don’t”

“Okay, so this thing is on that service. And this one is on that one. Those two are over there. Guess I’ll need Amazon for that one... hmm, looks like this month’s bill is gonna be around... Oh. It’s the same as before.”