Netflix is doing what it can to make sure it stays a fundamental part of your entertainment budget every month, and its latest acquisition should do just that.
The popular streaming service has secured itself as the exclusive United States pay-TV home for new Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films. It's a move that makes a great deal of sense for the two companies, as Netflix is already the exclusive home of Disney and Marvel's TV adaptations Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the upcoming Luke Cage and Iron Fist series. The deal officially takes effect starting this September.
The company has put more of an onus on original content, but securing Disney's various film wings should help bolster their streaming content with relevant films that audiences care about, taking the sting out of losing more old films and TV shows this year than in years past.
That means you'll most likely see films like Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, The Good Dinosaur, Ant-Man, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War and Zootopia hit the service once their DVD and Blu-ray sales run their course. They'll have plenty of upcoming content as well, as all four wings have various projects in development for later this year and next year, such as Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finding Dory, Alice Through The Looking Glass, and Thor: Ragnarok.
It's a wise move and the furthering of a partnership that has produced great results so far, and it will help take the pressure off of Netflix's original films, like the upcoming Mascots (Christopher Guest) and War Machine (Brad Pitt).