Disney is launching its own streaming service in 2019. While we knew that the house of mouse would take its Disney- and Pixar-branded content off Netflix from then, we didn't know the fate of its Marvel and Star Wars franchises. But now we do.
Disney will reserve both properties for its own streaming service, effectively severing ties with Netflix. Disney CEO Robert Iger announced that films from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm – both of which Disney owns – will come exclusively to the new Disney streaming service.
Iger also revealed some more details about the Disney service. It will launch in late 2019. It will also be home to four or five TV shows and films made exclusively for the service per year.
So, bad news for Netflix subscribers. Though given how profitable both franchises are, you can hardly blame Disney for wanting to keep them under its own roof.