Netflix subscribers will soon be bidding farewell to Marvel and Star Wars movies, as Disney has announced it’s moving those properties to its own streaming platform. Last month, the entertainment company revealed plans for a standalone streaming service that would be the sole (legal) destination for Disney and Pixar movies. At the time, Disney didn’t indicate whether Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm movies would also be making the jump, but according to Deadline, CEO Bob Iger showed his hand at an investor meeting today.
So it looks like those “active discussions” between Netflix and Disney to fend off such a move fell through. But don’t worry, because Iger told investors that “We’re going to launch big, and we’re going to launch hot,” so hot that the service isn’t expected to arrive until late 2019. There’s no word yet on pricing, but Iger says Disney will get “more specific about that in the months ahead.”