Last month, the Walt Disney Co. announced that they would be launching their own Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, removing Disney titles from Netflix. At the time, however, the Disney CEO Bob Iger was unsure about the Marvel and Lucasfilm titles (a.k.a Star Wars) that are currently streaming on Netlfix.
On Thursday, Iger announced at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles that the new Disney streaming service will launch in late 2019, and will include Marvel and Star Wars movies on the upcoming app.
“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 as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The Disney-branded app will also include four or five mostly live-action original films produced by the studio, 500 films from the Disney Library, 7,000 episodes of Disney shows, four or five original TV series, and three to four TV movies for direct-to-consumer offering. Iger didn’t specify what the monthly cost will be but said that people have to think of it as “a traditional SVOD service.” Recent seasons of Disney TV will show up on the app, as well as short-form content produced by studio.
If you want to stream Disney, Marvel and Star Wars content, keep an eye out for when Disney launches the new streaming service. However, Netflix said that Disney movies will still be available until the end of 2018. This means that recent release, like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Moana, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story and even Thor Ragnarok, will still stream on Netflix for a bit. Movies like Toy Story 4 and the Incredibles 2, however, that are coming out after this time frame will launch on the Disney streaming service.