The biggest Marvel movie of all time won’t be coming to Netflix as it’s the first movie to be released after the Disney contract cut-off. This will be sad news for many but all good things must come to an end.
The next Avengers movie is the combination of 10 years worth of Marvel movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been 18 movies released under the banner and one of the underlying story arcs, the infinity stones have finally come to a head.
The Disney contract with Netflix in the United States began in 2016 and lasts three years. 2019 is the conclusion of this deal and it’s already been announced that Disney has opted to not renew. This means that all the theatrical movies that have released on Netflix would be removed and that any
So what is the last Marvel movie to be coming to Netflix? It turns out if Avengers premiered just a couple months earlier, like Black Panther than it would’ve ended up on Netflix. Black Panther is the final movie released by Marvel that will be heading to Netflix but you won’t have long to watch it before it’s removed in 2019.
As for the location of where it will be streaming has yet to be confirmed but it’s fully expected Disney will be starting their own streaming service in 2019. Akin to that of the United Kingdom’s DisneyLife, it’s expected that it’ll host the entire Disney back catalog. However, with Disney recently increasing its stake in Hulu, it may be the case that the Disney library may end up there instead.
This news sucks as it really would’ve been a massive win for Netflix in the streaming war. The only solace is that one of the other Avengers movies is streaming on Netflix which was added in December 2016.
Does this apply to all Netflix regions?
No, this only applies to Netflix US. Other regions like Canada will still likely get the new Marvel movie as they have done for the past several years. Netflix in the United Kingdom also receives Marvel and Disney movies but you have a long wait as Sky has first dibs. It usually takes around 3-5 years for Marvel movies to come to Netflix there.
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