Disney’s upcoming streaming service just became a “must have” for many viewers, with the news this week that the company is adding its “Star Wars” titles and Marvel comic-book movies to the service.
“The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.),” the AP reports.
The price of the service is still to be announced, with the service expected to roll out in late 2019 — after Disney’s deal with Netflix expires.
“Previously Disney announced the inclusion of just Disney and Pixar movies and Disney TV shows,” the AP notes. “Adding the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies could make the new service appealing to teenagers and adults. The Marvel movies include the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchises.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies will be available, although shows from the Disney-owned ABC Network are not headed to the service, the AP notes.