Bob Iger confirmed which Star Wars movies would be available on Disney’s streaming service, which is set to launch in 2019.
Based on current deals that Disney has for the Star Wars films, it was speculated that some movies won’t be on the service until 2024. Disney’s plans are coming into focus more with the streaming service. On August 7, Disney spoke with investors about the plans for the service.
Bob Iger specifically mentioned the Star Wars movies and we now have a better idea of what content to expect on the service. We already know that The Clone Wars will return and that Jon Favreau is working on a live-action series for the service. However, as reported by Variety, we won’t be getting any of the recent Star Wars films.
"“The marketing will make clear that it’s not going to be on there,” said Iger. “But ‘Star Wars’ movies that come out in 2019 and later, you’ll find them there.”"
Even with the big price tag that will come with the upcoming shows for the service, we did get some good news. Disney plans to enter the market at a price point that is lower than Netflix. While that isn’t specific, it makes sense given that even with the Fox purchase, they’ll have a much smaller catalog available right away.
The service won’t arrive until later in 2019 and there won’t be any R-rated movies on the service either. Thankfully, that doesn’t pose a problem for the Star Wars universe right now, so we’ll still have some shows and upcoming movies to consume through the service. Just the return of Clone Wars alone is enough to get me on board with the service.
Do you plan on getting the new Disney streaming service?