Netflix tries to keep Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019

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It was revealed this week that Disney is planning its own streaming service. With this news, it would take away its new Disney and Pixar films from Netflix when 2019 hits and putting them on its own service. Would does this mean for Marvel of Lucasfilm films, and will they be affected? Now we have a Netflix senior executive saying on Thursday that it is in “active discussions” with Disney about the status of the Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said to analysts previously that it has not determined yet on how to proceed with the Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm movies in the future. However, Netflix still wants the rights for the films from both studios after 2019, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed to Reuters.

In addition, Iger has said on Tuesday that Netflix or another streaming service could be getting the rights after 2019. Perhaps Disney may get it for its own streaming service.

What does Sarandos think of Disney launching its own streaming service? He said it will be “complementary” to Netflix, which will still show other family entertainment from Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me) and Dreamworks Animation (Shrek).

Dealing with studios and networks isn’t easy, and that’s why Netflix got into original programming. Thank goodness since the service is able to produce content like Daredevil, Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why.

With different companies offering different streaming services, this makes it harder for an all-in-one entertainment service. Now consumers will suffer by paying for additional services, which makes “cutting the cord” really difficult with other services like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Spotify and more.

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