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Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

While Disney-made Disney content seems to be 100% off the table, Netflix still wants to negotiate over Marvel and Star Wars content. Disney, after all, owns the whole lot. Netflix stands to gain or lose a whole lot of viewers based on news bits like "Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019". Amid talks of the future of Disney's stream-friendly content, the CEO of the company agreed that Marvel and Star Wars (Lucasfilm) content might well be next to leave Netflix.

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Streaming Networks Separate : Is this the future we want?

Streaming Networks Separate : Is this the future we want?

As Disney announces its own streaming service separate from Netflix, the wave of network-owned streaming services begins. Soon we'll find that every big media provider has its own streaming service, and we'll have the opportunity to select what we want, when we want, for a fee. A fee that goes to each company, individually, every month.

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Disney Netflix pull first, Star Wars and Marvel next

Disney Netflix pull first, Star Wars and Marvel next

After an announcement of a Disney content pull from Netflix, the company further expressed the possibility of doing so with Lucasfilm and Marvel content. Not that they'd necessarily pull the content that's been licensed under Netflix brand specifically, but that they're considering more separate streaming services. If they do decide to split these other brands, we'd have one whole heck of a lot of streaming brands to choose from - or perhaps we'll see it the other way - that we've got too many services to pay for.

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Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming service

Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming service

Disney has formally announced plans to cut its ties with Netflix in 2019, removing all of its content from the service. In its place, Disney will launch its own streaming service for its library of content. According to Disney, its streaming service will be the exclusive means by which fans will be get SVOD access to the company's 'newest live action and animated movies,' raising questions about whether Hulu will also lose its Disney library once its agreement with the company runs out.

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Star Wars Episode 9 just got an unexpected shake-up

Star Wars Episode 9 just got an unexpected shake-up

It looks like a big change is being made behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode 9. The upcoming movie, which doesn't have a title yet (and likely won't until after Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi releases this winter), is getting a new writer. Previously, Episode 9 was being written by Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow.

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Apple Clips puts Disney favorites in revamped video app

Apple Clips puts Disney favorites in revamped video app

Apple may have been fairly quiet about its Clips app since the iPhone video editing tool went live in April, but it's getting a big update today. Clips 1.1 is available to download in the App Store, but if you bought an iOS device recently you well already have it. Launched alongside, rather than replacing iMovie for iOS, Clips was intended to address the concern that its existing video editing tool was a little too serious and fairly complex.

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Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Along with the plethora of other announcements taking place at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, there was some exciting Marvel news to be revealed. It turns out that Star Wars isn't the only property that Disney is betting on for VR & AR experiences, as the game Powers United VR will let players take on the role of their favorite Marvel superhero.

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Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

As part of the Star Wars announcements at this year's D23 expo, Disney revealed that it has plans to open a resort hotel that will completely immerse guests in the world of Star Wars. An exact opening date wasn't revealed, but the hotel will be a part of the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land being created at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges puts an AR lightsaber in your hands

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges puts an AR lightsaber in your hands

Disney has teased what Star Wars fans have long been demanding: an augmented reality game that allows you to wield your own lightsaber. Previewed at D23, Disney's annual expo, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges combines an AR headset with a smartphone app and a number of games. While details are in short supply right now, there are already several hints at just what the system could do.

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Here’s your first look at Disney’s new Star Wars land

Here’s your first look at Disney’s new Star Wars land

With the Star Wars brand now part of Disney's portfolio, it's no surprise that Mickey Mouse and company are looking to utilize the franchise in every way possible. More immediately, this has translated to yearly movie releases like The Force Awakens and Rogue One, but Disney also has some bigger projects in the pipeline. Specifically, it's planning to open up new parks based on the Star Wars universe at both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, and today the company has given us our first look at those incoming parks.

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Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

The director of The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) apparently asked the director of The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) to change the end of his film. Johnson revealed this information this week alongside tiny details about how involved he was during the creation of the first film. At this point we've got to warn you that you'll want to turn back if you're not all about spoilers - though the spoilers are mainly for The Force Awakens, not so much The Last Jedi. Though if you want to be entirely vegan about the next film, now's the time to click out.

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