Seriously, is there anything Disney won't do? They've captured Marvel Studios. They've turned Star Wars. And they just managed to find a home for the 20th Century Fox. Do the math: that's just about every Marvel superhero known to man. And every Jedi Master in the universe. Plus they now have a share in Hulu, which 20th Century Fox sits on. Heck, Disney practically owns Deadpool. Seriously. But a streaming service?
Watch Out, Netflix. It Could Be a Ruse to Just Make a Counter-Offer and Literally BUY YOU.
Disney+, the House of Mouse's very own streaming subscription service, just might topple the giant the way Mickey himself did in Jack and the Beanstalk. Of course, expect a big fight, though, with the likes of WarnerMedia/AT&T, Amazon Prime and more. So this isn't simply going to be a one-on-one fight.
Still, when you have the clout capable of the Magical Kingdom, you've got possibilities like a TV series based on Falcon and the Winter Soldier -- with the same actors reprising their roles. Or how about Loki coming back for his own episodic adventures right from the comfort of your own home? Let's just say if you like Marvel (who doesn't? Their movies sell like hotcakes), chances are you're going to actually want Disney+.
However, It's Still a Long Way's Away, This Disney+
The streaming service is set to launch in the later half of 2019, so we still have a ways to go. There's been talk about it being cheaper than Netflix, which will be a game changer in defeating the red and black. But, seriously, just how much better could Disney+ possibly be over Netflix? After all, the master of the digital media subscription has a lot going for itself at the moment.
However, Netflix's contract with Disney ends at the close of 2019. So you can see the writing on the wall -- that means if you do want those films, like The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok, you best be migrating fully to Disney. We're wondering if Netflix realizes that. However, let's all keep in mind.... (Stranger Things.... Yeah.).
Still with Disney owning a piece of the Hulu pie, you'll be impressed to know that the creative minds of the Magic Kingdom will be delivering original programming of their properties on Hulu as well -- which may bring back Netflix's old rival up to the top again, even though Hulu isn't doing very bad at all.
The Possibilities Really Are Phenomenally Endless at the Moment
The Mandalorian -- an exclusive Star Wars series only on Disney+, and helmed by none other than Jon Favreau -- will bring us an element of Star Wars that'll just make us ache for some Sarlacc pits and a few Hutts. We dig. But did you know they're also toying around with another Star Wars series based on the Rogue One character Cassian Andor?
What Disney has, Netflix doesn't have much of: the Mouse has properties. While Netflix is a property -- and a hot one at that -- Disney has several as well as its own (*ahem* Frozen, Wreck-It-Ralph, Pixar, yadda yadda). So that's some heavy artillery against a heavily armed fortress.
Plus you'll also get Disney's entire catalog to boot. But of course.
I Know Netflix Is King at the Moment, But I'd Personally Be Quaking in My Boots Just a Little Bit
That's just me. Keep in mind: I'm definitely not Netflix. But perhaps Disney knows they're not as well, and that's a very good thing for the House of Mouse. We're going to see very soon what's going to happen as streaming giants collide. Do you have any news about media streaming services and technologies? SIGN UP FOR A VIGYAA ACCOUNT AND LET US KNOW!