The upcoming Disney streaming service will effectively bring an end to the company’s infamous “vault,” which came to identify a system through which Disney’s in-demand titles would be released periodically to theaters or home video and then would disappear from circulation for a few years.
“While answering a shareholder question at Disney’s annual meeting in St. Louis, company CEO Bob Iger strongly suggested that the new Disney+ streaming platform would effectively end the company’s storied ‘vault,'” Vulture reports.
Iger is quoted in the report saying of Disney+: “At some point fairly soon after launch, it will house the entire Disney motion picture library. So the movies that … traditionally have been kept in a vault and brought out basically every few years will be on the service.”
Vulture adds: “He also made it clear that Disney won’t be stingy with recent releases either, saying 2019 films such as the new ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Avengers’ movies will appear on Disney+ within a year.”
Disney has also announced a number of development projects that are in the works exclusively for Disney+.
“Those include a ‘Star Wars’ series called ‘The Mandalorian,’ which is set during the rise of the Resistance; an untitled Marvel series revolving around Loki that will involve Tom Hiddleston; another ‘Star Wars’ series called ‘Cassian Andor’ that follows the titular hero played by Diego Luna in ‘Rogue One’; and yet more projects that span everything from ‘High School Musical’ to ‘High Fidelity,'” Vulture reports.
Disney can also be expected to be pulling its titles off other streamers, the report notes.