[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1462″ img_size=”1920×1080″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”black”][vc_column_text]These days The Walt Disney Company is synonymous with buying intellectual properties. Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and now 20th Century Fox, are examples of properties purchased by the top entertainment company in the world. However, Disney is now feeling a bit of seller’s remorse.
Back in 2016, Disney sold certain rights to Star Wars to Turner Broadcasting, which enabled the cable television company to air the movies regularly on stations like TBS and TNT, and online. The deal’s expiration date is sometime in 2024. Since that deal, Disney has released 3 Star Wars movies, with another on the way in December of 2019.
This really isn’t a problem, at the moment, because Disney isn’t planning on airing the Star Wars saga on Disney Channel anytime soon, I don’t believe. But it does become a problem later next year. Shortly after Disney sold those rights, they began planning a streaming service, and I believe, quickly realized they made a mistake. The mega company has announced that it will be creating it’s own streaming service, and one of the pillars of the service is expected to be Star Wars. Disney knows their biggest asset is the beloved saga, that’s easy to see. All you have to do is take a look at Walt Disney World or Disneyland and you’ll instantly notice the large amounts of construction for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
However, that pesky deal with Turner will hold back Disney’s biggest asset until at least 2024, and with the acquisition of the original trilogy, one could imagine Disney is really wanting those rights so they could put the original trilogy on the service. But fret not, because Disney has announced that on the service will be new and original Star Wars content, even a new TV show, that they can use until the deal with Turner is finished, or Disney strikes a new deal.
What are your thoughts about the Disney streaming service? At a rumored price of $10 a month, would you be willing to pay that for all the Disney you could get your hands on? Or are you tired of the Mouse monopolizing the entertainment industry? Let us know below in the comments![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
A few of my favorite things include my pet dragon (Drogon), Game of Thrones, Disney movies and theme parks, the MCU, DC movies, Star Wars, sports, and my rather large Funko Pop collection. Daenerys Targaryen is my queen, Robert Downey Jr is my man crush, and Simba is my spirit animal.