You only have mere hours left to stream Marvel’s Doctor Strange on Netflix as it will soon be departing Netflix (in the United States) on November 30th for good. Here’s why it’s leaving and where it’ll be streaming next.
The origin story of Doctor Strange released back in 2016 with Benedict Cumberbatch taking the lead role. It’s about his journey to recover after a serious accident but do so by picking up new powers from monks.
Why is Doctor Strange leaving Netflix?
Titles come and go from Netflix all the time but in the case of this title, it falls under the Disney. The Disney contract started in 2016 which brings movies to Netflix roughly 8 months after their cinematic release. However, Netflix only holds the licenses to these movies for exactly one year and a half.
Moana and Rogue One are future Disney releases facing removal over the next couple of months.
Of course, Doctor Strange will be back in his lengthy and critical appearance in Infinity War which is coming to Netflix in the United States on December 25th.
Where will Doctor Strange stream now?
Sadly, we don’t think it’ll find its way onto another streaming service immediately. Instead, we think it may eventually show up on the upcoming Disney+ service due out in late 2019.
For diehard fans of Doctor Strange, worry not. Netflix still has a title to keep you entertained even though the live-action is leaving. On November 1st, Netflix managed to pick up three animated titles from the Marvel movie library. This includes Doctor Strange which released back in 2007 and features a relatively similar story just in an animated form. You can watch that right now on Netflix as that’s not expiring tomorrow.
What about other regions?
Netflix in the UK only recently just picked up Doctor Strange and you’re good for the meantime. It will expire eventually, but not for the next year or so.
Are you going to miss Doctor Strange on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.