Netflix's Marvel Series May Be Moving to New Disney Streaming Service

21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources

This week, Disney CEO also announced that they plan on making sure their streaming service is "substantially below" the current price of Netflix, which now sits at a $10.99 a month price point for U.S. subscribers, and will likely increase in the coming years.

Iger called the two ventures "our highest priority this year" and said the Disney channel - which has yet to be officially named - will cost "substantially less than Netflix", because it will have less content, at least initially.

Mr. Iger also provided some information on pricing for the service, saying it will be "substantially below" that of Netflix Inc. because it will start with "substantially less volume". That's where the notion of Netflix keeping their current shows alive, including spinoffs, comes in.

Star Wars has been explored in five animated animated shows over the years, and in three live-action TV specials, including the much maligned Star Wars: Holiday Special.

The Walt Disney Company is lining up a suite of original shows from its portfolio of brands, including a live-action Star Wars drama, for its upcoming SVOD service.

First announced back in August, Disney's streaming service "represents a big strategic shift for the company".


Content Filtering: The service will not feature "R" rated content.

The specifics of Disney's new streaming service are still unknown.

A recent report from CNBC claimed Disney wanted to purchase a large majority of 21st Century Fox, including the rights to films like the X-Men franchise and TV series like Futurama. Details are super-light, but a creative universe with possibilities that run the gamut from Spider-Man to The Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy to Thor... well, you get the idea.

According to The Wall Street Journal, any new Marvel shows will probably be exclusive to Disney's streaming service, which is likely to debut in 2019.

Where will it be available?

For reference, the cost of a Netflix subscription now ranges from $8 to $14 a month. Iger also announced that the service will include a redesigned app that will give users the ability to stream channels and "thousands more" live events "for a fee".

The service will launch in the US.

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