Disney Moving Marvel & ‘Star Wars’ Films From Netflix To Own Service

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This is potential Death Star-sized news Emperor Palpatine would himself be proud of. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday that the studio would move its Marvel and Star Wars titles from streaming giant Netflix to its forthcoming Disney streaming service, set to launch in 2019.

According to a Variety report, the news ends speculation about what would happen upon the move to popular titles including, Dr. Strange, Captain America: Civil War and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

“We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movie on this app as well,” Iger said during a question-and-answer session at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
This counters what Iger said last month when Disney announced the branded direct-to-consumer streaming service. At the time, the CEO said they were undecided as to whether those movies would be part of the new service.
In the announcement, Iger also narrowed the time frame when the Disney streaming service will launch, saying he expects it will go live in late 2019.
The report also states that Disney plans to produce four or five original movies for the streaming service, as well as an equal number of original TV series, and original TV movies. There was no mention of the Marvel/Netflix series including Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
Source: Variety

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Gets A Series Of Colorful New Character Posters

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Thor-Ragnarok-Marvel-Poster With the well-received trailers and teasers, anticipation is building for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok film which opens November 3rd. Now with less than two months to go, Marvel and Disney have released a series of bold and colorful posters that showcase each character. Among them are Thor, The Hulk, Loki, Odin, Hemdall and newcomer, Valkyrie, Hela and Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster.

You can check out the new posters in the gallery below.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster , Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg , Tadanobu Asano as Hogun and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, with Sam Neill in an undisclosed role. Here’s the official synopsis:

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3rd.

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