This week, Disney outlined some details on what to expect from its streaming service, which will launch in late 2019. Included are details on which Star Wars movies will be included, when Marvel movies will start appearing, Jon Favreau’s Star Wars series, and more.
- As announced previously, the service will include exclusive shows from both Marvel and Lucasfilm. Among those is an original Star Wars series from Jon Favreau. This show, which is expected to begin production this fall, will have 10 episodes and a $100 million budget – so $10 million per episode. This is a lot more than the regular $25-35 million that Disney will shell out for original shows.
- Obviously, this service leads to Disney allowing its deal with Netflix to expire. Beginning with Captain Marvel in March and Avengers 4 in May, every Marvel movie will go straight to Disney’s service instead of Netflix.
- Despite Disney moving its Marvel movies and shows from Netflix, there are no plans to move the service’s original Marvel shows, which include Daredevil and The Punisher.
- Unfortunately, Disney’s Star Wars lineup won’t be as big – at least initially. Bob Iger says that the service will only include movies released in 2019 and after, including Episode IX. This is due to the other movies being licensed by other distributors. So, if you were hoping to revisit The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, you’re out of luck.
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