We heard last month that Disney would be pulling its future titles from Netflix for its own streaming service, which is scheduled for launch in 2019. We just didn’t know what would happen with the Marvel and Star Wars titles.
The original press release only said that Disney and Pixar movies would be pulled. Netflix was reportedly in talks to keep the more valuable movies on its service. Well, it looks like that will not happen. Disney CEO Robert Iger has announced that movies from both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm will be available exclusively on Disney’s streaming service. So that is where you will find them when it goes live.
So the last movie in the current Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX, along with Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, will only be available for streaming through Disney. The service will launch sometime in late 2019. Disney also plans on producing four or five original movies and TV shows per year for the subscription app. It stinks for the customer who now has to pay for another service, but the move does make sense for Disney. These are their money making franchises. So now you know where to find them when it comes time.