Netflix is trying to get as many benefits as possible from its Disney contract that is about to expire.
In the USA UU And Canada, Netflix will present Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" on Christmas Day, December 25. The chain announced the release date of "Avengers: Infinity War" in a tweet on Monday.
But Netflix's agreement with Disney will end in 2020, and Netflix will not be entitled to any new releases starting in 2019. Originally, Netflix signed the exit agreement for the rights to US pay-TV windows to Disney films , Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar in 2013.
Disney ended the Netflix deal last year to launch its own broadcast service, dubbed Disney +, to be launched in late 2019. Disney's president and CEO, Bob Iger, revealed the nickname earlier this month as part of the Quarterly earnings report for Mouse House. Disney also launched a placeholder website, preview.disneyplus.com, for potential subscribers to sign up for information.
"Avengers: Infinity War," released in April 2018, grossed just over $ 2 billion at the box office, including $ 679 million in the country, by Mojo's box office. That makes it the fourth-largest movie release in history, behind "Avatar," "Titanic," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
The film, which brings together several parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, features a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt. "Avengers: Infinity War" was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
After Netflix loses the rights to the Disney catalog, the films will return to Disney +, which will be available worldwide. Disney is also developing a new original programming for the over-the-top service, which includes a series based on Loki starring Tom Hiddleston and a second series of live action "Star Wars" starring Diego Luna as the rebel spy Cassian Andor .