- Devin Nunes’ lawsuit with Twitter over parody accounts inspires more parody accounts Tuesday 7:53 PM
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posts SpongeBob meme to diss Green New Deal adversaries Tuesday 7:23 PM
- Twitter blasts Benny Johnson over heinous Native American ‘socialist’ reservations take Tuesday 6:16 PM
- New Zealand arrests 2 for sharing video of mosque shooting Tuesday 4:44 PM
- ‘Queer Eye’ season 3 serves more frothy fun and cathartic realness Tuesday 4:30 PM
- Everyone is roasting this photo of Kourtney Kardashian in a bubble bath Tuesday 4:15 PM
- White House report has a lot of superheroes listed as interns Tuesday 4:06 PM
- Google to launch ‘Stadia’ cloud gaming service this year Tuesday 3:55 PM
- Amy Schumer addresses her ‘Growing’ pains in new Netflix special Tuesday 2:04 PM
- This Bitcoin tie is everyone’s favorite part of the Theranos documentary Tuesday 1:56 PM
- Trump’s social media guru gets suspended on Facebook Tuesday 1:51 PM
- YouTube time traveler says he saw a dinosaur—in the future Tuesday 1:47 PM
- Why is Netflix changing the viewing order for ‘Love, Death & Robots’? Tuesday 12:47 PM
- Elizabeth Holmes’ deep voice captivates and confuses the internet Tuesday 12:40 PM
- These cat purses have everything you need (including balls) Tuesday 12:22 PM
Disney will pull ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies from Netflix by 2019
A month after revealing that it would be launching its own streaming service in 2019, Disney announced Thursday that Marvel and Star Wars films would be among those exclusively available on the service when it launches.
Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at a conference in Los Angeles, bringing an end to speculation on whether the Marvel and Star Wars franchises would be included under the umbrella of content pulled off Netflix for Disney’s new streaming app.
“I have described a very rich treasure trove of content for this app,” Iger said, according to CNBC. “We’re going to launch big, and we’re going to launch hot.”
The change your Netflix selection won’t be immediate. The films currently on Netflix will remain there until late 2019, and Disney will continue to make new films available on Netflix until the end of 2018. The removal will also include Disney and Pixar films.
Iger also revealed that Disney’s streaming service will have a television library of shows, original Disney series, and exclusive Disney movies.
The eventual loss of the Marvel and Star Wars films to Netflix will be a pinch to fans, but it’s unclear if Disney’s collection of movies and TV shows will be enough to entice people to sign up for the service when it launches. Streaming is already becoming an oversaturated field, so it might take even more to convince some people that it’s worth signing up for yet another streaming service.
H/T Ars Technica
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.