Last month, Disney announced it would be removing Disney and Pixar movies from the streaming service Netflix when the contract ended in 2019, but hedged their bets on whether Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe content would remain. Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger has answered the question.
In an announcement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media’s communications and entertainment conference, reported by Variety, Iger confirmed Disney has decided to move Star Wars and Marvel movies to its own planned streaming service, which will launch in late 2019 (see “Will Disney Go Over-the-Top with Marvel and 'Star Wars'?”). “We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movies on this app as well,” Iger said during a question-and-answer session.
Disney plans to produce four or five original series and TV movies a year, as well as four or five original movies, Iger revealed, without specifying the IP families (Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, etc.) on which the new oirignal content would be based. No price has been announced for the service.