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Marvel fans are conflicted about Disney’s upcoming streaming service

The streaming wars are coming.


Onaje McDowelle

Internet Culture

It’s long been known that Disney’s distribution deal with Netflix will come to a close when it launches its own streaming service in late 2019. But a New York Times article just reminded fans that beginning with the 2019 film Captain Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will no longer stream on Netflix. From that point on, they’ll only be available on the Disney platform.

For some, the loss of MCU films means the end of their Netflix subscription, CNET reports.


Others seemed unbothered and are willing to make the switch, maintain multiple streaming subscriptions, or come up with another solution.

Beyond the fact that Disney’s platform will come at a lower monthly rate than Netflix, there are still minimal details about what to expect from the paid subscription, dubbed for now as “Disneyflix.” But it’s the company’s biggest priority of next year and will focus on family-appropriate content (no R-rated movies). A Monsters Inc. series, a High School Musical spinoff, a live-action Lady and the Tramp, and a reboot of the Muppets Show are all in the works, the New York Times reports.

We also know that once Disney goes solo, MCU and Star Wars titles—as well as content from Disney XD, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior—will be available only on the Disney service. The first films to abandon Netflix for Disney include a roster of next year’s heavyweights like Dumbo, Star Wars: Episode IX, Avengers 4, and The Lion King.

Netflix told the Daily Dot last year that Disney material would be available on the platform through the end of 2019. That includes any theatrical release through the end of 2018. Recently released MCU film Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the last Marvel film to appear on Netflix.


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