As Disney prepares to take on the streaming giants, rumours are swirling that the studio’s new service could potentially be cheaper than Netflix.
While that sounds good, Disney CEO Bob Iger actually suggested it would be more affordable due to the fact it will have a significantly smaller library. Notable emissions, according to Variety, will include films from the Star Wars franchise released before 2019, as the licensing currently belongs to other companies.
“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.”
Films you will be able to find on there include the upcoming Avengers sequel, Captain Marvel, and the soon-to-be-released live-action remake of Dumbo. Disney has also acquired a large amount of Fox’s film and TV assets, boosting its potential library and giving it greater leverage over its competitors. Films will also be made specifically for streaming only, including a remake of Lady and the Tramp.
The platform is expected to launch sometime in 2019.