Back in August, Disney announced that they would be pulling their library from Netflix around 2019 and reserving it for their own streaming service. Now Disney CEO Bob Iger has come out and confirmed that Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on Disney's streaming platform, to be launched in late 2019.
"I have described a very rich, treasure trove of content for this app. We're going to launch big, and we're going to launch hot."
Along with the Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content, the service will also be debuting with four to five original series and three to four exclusive Disney movies. Due to rights issues, the service could end up launching internationally before making its way to the states. We don't yet know how much it will cost.
Aside from the Marvel and Star Wars content, another huge pull of the streaming service (depending on what Disney decides to make available) could be the availability of movies "locked away" in the Disney vault. Disney's classics can be exceptionally hard to get thanks to their odd release system, so their streaming platform could end up being the only way to see some of your favorite Disney classics in high definition. Hopefully Disney won't make us wait that long to learn more about the service. Two years is a long time.