Netflix Will Be the Exclusive Pay-TV Home for New Disney, LucasFilm, and Marvel Movies from September

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 4:51AM
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 4:51AM
Netflix Will Be the Exclusive Pay-TV Home for New Disney, LucasFilm, and Marvel Movies from September
It's a deal that was put in place all the way back in 2012, but in September Netflix will officially become the exclusive pay TV home for all Disney franchise properties. This isn't just a big deal for Netflix's quest to dominate the home entertainment world, this is a huge deal for geeks everywhere. It's no secret that Disney is now the owner of two of the biggest names in popular culture, and the Netflix deal will see Marvel and LucasFilm movies coming exclusively onto the platform around the same time they might have been heading to other premium subscription services like HBO and Cinemax.

The deal, which also includes Pixar movies, will kick in this fall covering 2016 theatrical releases onwards, which means you'll be seeing the likes of Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Netflix before they are made available to other services like HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu at a much later date. 

While these movies will still come out on Blu-Ray and digital home release first, it does make the value of a Netflix subscription that bit more considerable knowing that the platform will be getting such big name titles before any other. In the past, it's been something of a guessing game trying to figure out which platform the big name movies will head to. This deal eliminates some of that doubt, ensuring that some of the highest grossing names at the box office will be united on Netflix all at once.

Of course, this isn't such a good deal for those without a Netflix subscription, as it means the offering of other services is severely hamstrung. For Netflix, though, the deal couldn't come at a better time. With the deal covering releases from 2016 on, it covers a year in which Disney has become the fastest movie studio to make $1billion at the domestic box office, thanks to huge hits Zootopia, Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War. But that's just the start for the studio's efforts this year. Between now and the end of 2016, Disney has Marvel's Doctor Strange, Pixar's Finding Dory, and LucasFilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scheduled for release, meaning that the house of mouse could still go on to break more box office records.
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