Will this be the Netflix killer?
Disney is gearing up to release their new streaming service, and it looks like they will be giving Netflix and Hulu some very powerful competition. Let's not forget that Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox. In that landmark deal, the Mouse will gain the rights to the X-Men, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four, Avatar, The Simpsons, and more. Fans can look forward to some aspect of all those titles to be available on the streaming service, along with movies and shows from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney cartoons.
According to Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some new information about the streaming service this week. "Our first priority is going to be reaching our core Disney fan,” Iger stated .“We want to walk before we run when it comes to volume of content. We have to put enough on to make sense from a price-to-value relationship perspective.” He explained that Star Wars films that were released before 2019 have already been licensed to other distributors, “But Star Wars movies that come out in 2019 and later, you’ll find them there.” While Netflix does produce several Marvel shows, it looks like the future of The Defenders is up in the air. MCU movies such as the upcoming Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 will be available on the streaming service, but it is unclear if the entire Cinematic Universe will make it to Disney's streaming service. Original shows and movies will also be solely produced for the service, such as the new live-action Star Wars series.