When Disney announced its own streaming content service in August and split from Netflix the big question was, “What happens to the Star Wars and Marvel movies?” Now we know the answer: they leaving Netflix, too.
Disney’s streaming service is launching in 2019 and its own movies, along with the Star Wars and Marvel flicks, will be coming along for the ride. Marvel’s original TV shows such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders, will stay on Netflix—at least for now.
The House of Mouse also plans to develop some new TV shows and movies that are exclusive to the streaming service, according to CNBC.
Marvel’s movies, along with the Star Wars movies, will be a big loss for Netflix considering the popularity of the franchises.
If you want to stream Disney’s shows and movies that means another monthly subscription to add to your budget. Let’s say you’re into Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix), Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime), Game of Thrones (HBO), Twin Peaks (Showtime), and Ironman (Disney), you’re looking at five monthly subscription fees. Those add up quickly and can make traditional cable television subscriptions more enticing than going à la carte.
For Disney, this is another way to make more money off of its properties. Since that’s the end game it’s no surprise this is the path they’re taking.