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Is Disney Considering An All Star Wars Streaming Service?

Earlier this week, Disney announced plans to launch their own streaming service in 2019. The new service would include existing content and original programming, following the Netflix model. Disney has opted to end it’s existing distribution deal with Netflix. Beginning with their 2019 releases such as Toy Story 4, Disney’s proposed streaming service will be home to all upcoming Disney movies. While this deal will include Disney’s live action and animated films and upcoming Pixar releases, the company’s Star Wars and Marvel films were not mentioned. Β According and to a report from TechCrunch, Disney CEO Bob Iger said they are still considering how to integrate Marvel and Lucasfilm titles and that they may launch their own standalone streaming services. What do you think about the possibility of an all Star Wars streaming service? Would you pay for a one stop shop for Star Wars content? Let us know!Β 

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  • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

    Ha! Just mentioned this in another thread. Anyway this will be the death of SW on the small screen for good. The Netflix Marvel shows are the best thing they have going and are about to go extinct thanks to this brilliant idea. Ain’t nobody gonna pay money for this crap but expect a lot of pirating over it. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the Trekker forums to see the astonishing lack of interest in Discovery the first new show in nearly 15 years of that franchise.

    Here’s the thing Trek was pretty much dead already by the time Abrams took over with garbage shows like Voyager and Enterprise not to mention sub-par films like Insurrection and Nemesis but Star Wars despite having no new live-action film in over a decade was still chugging along by the time Disney took over……and now look at the state of the things. An absolute travesty!

    I look forward to the day of regime change when axis of corporate entertainment evil empires that are Disney and Hasbro run the franchise into the ground so hard that they sell it at a premium to a company that actually has respect for the IP.

    • The state of things may be up for debate; Disney has earned back not just what they spent to acquire Lucasfilm, but the continued revenue generated from Star Wars has been astonishing.

    • Mike_5555

      This is NOT killing the Marvel Netflix series. Those shows will continue and that deal remains intact. That’s a separate deal and those series are Neftlix original content. Have nothing to do with this news.

      • JAL

        They may not affect the seasons that are currently out but Disney can do what they did with the Clone Wars last season and do the remaining seasons on their new service instead of finishing it on Netflix. So it could affect future seasons of those shows.

        • bmales01

          I am not getting a Dizney service. If the Marvel shows I got Netflix for in the first place do move, I will find them elsewhere. Dizney isnt getting more money from me.

        • Mike_5555

          It could, but Iger said that their partnership with Netflix on those shows will continue. It may change in the future, but that’s the plan for now.

          • JAL

            I wouldn’t put anything past Disney when it comes to making a buck.

      • bmales01

        oh thank g-d. I was worried the Marvel slate would leave in 2019 also. Thats basically my whole reason for getting Netflix. And I guess the kiddies like Beat Bugs too.

        Defenders in 1 week baby!

        • hammyhamster

          Defenders in 1 week still has Jessica Jones on it. Consider my interest muted.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee943ac7e3b52d8a186d3d8c0cd67acf02899dcb77fbbe20724ee3acf547b7a2.gif

          • bmales01

            I love me Jessica Jones and Kristin Ritter. Sure she’s a one-note actress, like Ryan Reynolds, but if you put them in a role (Deadpool) that suits their talents, they excel.

          • CT-7567

            Is she related to John Ritter? I’ve wondered that since I first saw her on Breaking Bad.

          • bmales01

            nope

          • Mike_5555

            Ritter is great as Jessica Jones. Daredevil and Jessica Jones were noticeably stronger than the other two series.

          • bmales01

            I like JJ and Luke Cage the best. But Daredevil was very good. And Iron Fist will be a better character once he meets Cage

          • Mike_5555

            I really like the Luke Cage character and the actor, but I thought his series was uneven at times particularly in the last few epsidoes.

          • bmales01

            I felt all the series could have been 10 eps rather than 13. At points, it seemed like they deliberately slowed down/delayed/stalled to fill an entire season

          • Mike_5555

            Absolutely. 10 episodes would’ve been better for them. The narrative stalling in 13 episode seasons has been an issue with several Netflix shows. Stranger Things was probably the best paced Netflix series and it was only eight episodes. 8-10 episode seasons would probably be a better fit for the Marvel shows.

          • bmales01

            I want to watch Stranger THings, by the wife is scared its too violent and disturbing. She already gave up on TWD and killed GoT

          • Mike_5555

            Stranger Things does have some disturbing elements/moments but it’s not on the same level as shows like TWD and Game of Thrones in terms of violence and how disturbing they are. It doesn’t feature the kind of graphic violence that those two do. It does have some scary moments, but I wouldn’t really classify it as a horror first series. It was one of my favorite shows last year, so I recommend it. Unlike some shows, the first episode is a good gauge for the rest of the show. Maybe just try the first episode and see if your wife likes it.

          • bmales01

            thanks. I will try and convince her. I really want to watch it.

          • bmales01

            Agree, she does always play the same characters, but like I said with Ryan Reynolds, if you can find your niche that fits the characters, it works really well.

          • Mike_5555

            That’s true. I’ve never been a big fan of Ryan Reynolds, but he’s a great Deadpool.

          • hammyhamster

            Wish I could say the same. TBH the only show I really loved was Daredevil season 1 and half of season 2 (before those faceless ninjas came out – a Marvel boring speciality).

            I really like Zombie Shane so I’m stoked for the Punisher, and I guess DD season 3 (unless it’s all Hand again then I’m out).

          • bmales01

            well then dont watch Defenders, because it will have faceless ninjas galore

          • hammyhamster

            I was able to get through half an episode of jj, 2 episodes of cage and 4 of fist before I dropped them. So I guess if I can get to episode 5 of defenders I’ll call it a success.

        • zx_spectrum_30

          So up for Defenders – Sigorney Weaver looking fantastic in the trailers.

        • Mike_5555

          I’m looking forward to Defenders, even though Iron Fist was dreadful. I didn’t even finish it.

          • bmales01

            I didnt think it was that bad. The worst of the 4 by far, but not unwatchable.

          • Mike_5555

            As you said above, it’s not Batman and Robin bad but I still thought it was pretty bad. Not unwatchable, but I don’t have enough time to watch a series that I actively dislike.

          • bmales01

            I felt it necessary to watch and finish before Defenders

          • Mike_5555

            From what I’ve read, they’ve made the Defenders accessible to anyone where you didn’t need watch any of the other shows to understand what was happening so I feel okay about not finishing Iron Fist. I read some recaps too, so I generally know what happened in that show.

          • bmales01

            It was summer and there wasnt much else to watch. I am out of excuses πŸ™‚

  • JAL

    Personally, i won’t pay for any extra streaming service. I have DirecTV. I buy most everything on bluray when it comes out anyways as i prefer physical media over streaming any day. Besides, this is Disney. You know they will gouge the heck out of it.

    • bmales01

      Dizney put the “fun” in fundamentalist dogma

      • JAL

        πŸ˜€

  • I would never pay for a service that delivers me content from only one studio.

    • I feel that some day it will happen.

    • AMC is playing with this idea, maybe not in this exact form, but a paying upgraded service to exclusive content. I love The Walking Dead, but I am not paying to see the trailer early!

      • bmales01

        ugh. I feared that. I agree. I love TWD, but I am not paying for content. Plus, they should have done this when BB was still going on.

      • Mike_5555

        A lot of networks are trying to jump into the streaming game. They’re losing ground to Netflix are looking to adapt, but when every television network has its own streaming service it just divides the market and will end up costing as much as an expensive cable package if you want access to all of the them. Even CBS is trying to start a streaming service, and they’re the most traditional television network in terms of content and structure.

  • DarthCanabis

    I really couldn’t care less about what Disney is going to stream. And why would I want to pay to stream something when I can simply download it for free? As far as Star Wars and Marvel goes, I own all of the movies and TV shows on Blu-ray so I have no need for their new streaming service with regards to those 2 licenses.

  • DarthDoonald

    There isn’t enough content to have an all star wars streaming service. 7 movies. And 2 shows. That would be a great waste of money.

    • What about the Christmas special? LOL

      No but really, if they did, they would have to put all the cartoons like Droids and Ewoks, and the ewoks movies also, documentaries and stuff…but even then, 24/7 Star Wars…ouch.

      • DarthDoonald

        Ugh I had completely forgot about the ewok Christmas special. Thanks now I’m gonna have nightmares again.

      • Long Snoot

        They are not going to add the old series because they are branded as Legends.

    • rebelsfangirl

      Yup. Even Marvel with it’s two ongoing cartoon and Agents of SHIELD and Inhumans wouldn’t be enough new content to sustain a Marvel only streaming service, and SW has even less.

      • bmales01

        I wont even watch AoS for free. and Inhumans looks bad.

        • rebelsfangirl

          Yep, I stopped watching AoS a couple of seasons ago. Inhumans needs to be Medusa-centric to work, but to be Medusa-centric it needs a movie budget for the cgi hair lol, so there is no way the tv show can do it right. Plus as you say it looks really bad. Though I will say that the SDCC trailer was a LOT better than the earlier one.

          • bmales01

            same here. I gave it 3 seasons and aside from Clark Gregg being awesome in general, the show was painfully boring. It pales in comparison to what they can do with something like Legion.

            Yeah the hair looks like awful CGI. Their showrunner even admitted as such. At least AoS doesnt bite of more effects than they can chew.

            Also, I always found the Inhumans to be the poor mans’ X-Men. And Marvel is shoving them down our throats because Fox as the rights to X-Men. I’d rather give Gifted a chance.

          • rebelsfangirl

            The annoying thing is, for me, that I like most of the main characters, but the season plots have been dreadful and the supporting cast really mediocre, and they seme to kill off hte more interesting suppporting characters and replace them with really bland ones.

            Yup, and I have some sympathy to the people making it, they just don’t have hte budget for it, that’s not their fault. But Marvel should never have bumped it down from movie to tv series, not without being willing to lavish a GoT budget on it (which was never going to happen).

          • Mike_5555

            That’s a fair assessment of AOS. I’ve stuck with it even though it actively annoyed me for most of its run, but this last season was by far it’s best. It told well paced, more serialized story this year and new characters they added actually brought something to the show.

          • CT-7567

            Do you watch the animated shows like Avengers or GOTG? I’ve watched Avengers and like it. I’ve never gotten around to animated GOTG. M looking forward to seeing GOTG V2 on Blu-ray next week. πŸ™‚

          • rebelsfangirl

            I watch Avengers, and it’s steadily gotten better over the last couple of seasons. I haven’t started GotG either but I will eventually lol

        • Mike_5555

          Inhumans does look bad, and the early reviews have basically confirmed that.

          • bmales01

            Well, the review said Iron Fist was awful too. And although it was the worst of the 4, it wasnt an absolute travesty on the Batman and Robin scale (the measuring stick of all things comic-turned-terrible)

      • Mike_5555

        Yeah, there has been a lot of Star Wars content over the years but there still isn’t enough to sustain its own streaming service. Disney would be better off including both Star Wars and Marvel in their upcoming service.

        • rebelsfangirl

          Yup. Just one big Disney service would be best. Heck if they put the old Aladdin animated series on there I’d pay for it lol, I haven’t seen it since I was little and it was one of their better animated 90s series.

          • Mike_5555

            I remember that Aladdin series. I haven’t seen since it originally aired either.

  • Jaken Wraith

    I certainly hope they do not make all Marvel and Star Wars exclusive to that service. I won’t take on another streaming service no matter what the content is. Only way i would if it was another service like a Netflix, and i stop getting Netflix.

    • Nick Dickens

      Any Disney service will have Star Wars and Marvel only on that platform. They’ve paid too much for the properties to not do that.

  • Boba Fettuccini

    I’m getting extremely tired of individual media companies deciding to split off and create their own streaming services. Really sick. This is going to cause the entire streaming model to just collapse. People don’t want to, and can’t afford to, pay for 5+ streaming services to watch all their shows. Might as well just pay for cable at that point, it would probably be cheaper. The end result is that I will just stop watching stuff.

    • darthmadonna

      exactly! All their exclusives and pulling content from service like Netflix is so annoying. CBS being the worse. At least with Amazon they have a thing now where you can add more channels like Showtime etc it does cost more but the other thing I dislike about the different streaming services is all the different apps. It is way more convenient to just have one app open and some work better than others. Again CBS I have so much trouble with. It goes out and I need to restart about half the time. Speaking of CBS I just found out the new Trek is going to be another reboot based off something Sarek does to alter the timeline. The plan is to also only release an episode a week then take a winter break finishing up the season after the first of the year. Come on just let us binge watch it. I need to dump CBS and their commercial filled streaming service.

      • rebelsfangirl

        Fairly sure that isn’t true, just at the start of this month Discovery’s producer confirmed the show would be set in the Prime Trek timeline, not an alternate timeline.

        • CT-7567

          I hope that’s true. I heard it was the Prime timeline about ten years prior to Kirk’s five year mission. Is that correct?

          • rebelsfangirl

            Yup, that’s what I’ve heard.

          • CT-7567

            Sounds like it could be good. Female captain, right? Or is it first officer?

          • rebelsfangirl

            Both hehe πŸ™‚

          • CT-7567

            Hmm. Possible romance comes to mind. Is it public knowledge who the actresses are? I haven’t read much about the show.

          • rebelsfangirl

            Michelle Yeoh is the captain and Sonequa Martin-Green is the first office and protagonist of the show. πŸ™‚

          • Mike_5555

            And Jason Isaacs is joining the list of actors who have been in both Star Wars and Star Trek. πŸ™‚

          • CT-7567

            SMG was very good in Walking Dead. I wasn’t a huge fan of her character, but she’s definitely a good actress. I only really know Yeoh from Tomorrow Never Dies.

        • Mike_5555

          I believe you’re correct. I’m pretty sure one of the producers said it would take place in the original timeliene when he was at the TCA press tour.

    • Nick Dickens

      That’s one potential worry. The Disney platfork which is limited to an app is very expensive for little content.

      It’s roughly a third more in cost each month than Netflix, but far less content.

      That’s the catch 22 situation though isn’t it. It’s more profitable for companies like say CBS to ‘do it themselves’ than to rely upon say Netflix, or Sky.

      Even the BBC have dropped their BBC Store and are closing it after just over 18 months. All content disappears in a few months. Sadly for myself that’s the only place to get a lot of their content.

      If the BBC would struggle with their huge back catalogue… how might others fare?

      Even a lot of US shows have quite complex rights issues just on ownership and copyright to sort out, before you get to the actual programmes and if they contain say music that has to get clearance.

      I can see the attraction for the studios, but not the consumers.

      That’s why Netflix, Hulu and Amazon will win out. They have pretty much the same films, TV shows etc. What gets people choosing them is their own unique content.

      Heck even Star Trek is launching its new show on Netflix, which may boost subscriptions.

      • Rivesjunctionite

        Discovery is only on CBS online in the USA. I’m going to have to wait for some other option. No way I’m buying another subscription service for one show.

        • CT-7567

          The first episode is on regular TV right? If it’s any good, I’ll just wait to get it on home video. If you are up the $5.99 monthly fee it would probably exceed the cost of buying the season.

          • Mike_5555

            Yes, the first episode will air on broadcast tv.

          • Rivesjunctionite

            Yes, first ep is broadcast. Then I hope Amazon will carry it for a per episode fee, like they do with Rebels. Otherwise, I’m waiting for the end of the season, and maybe I’ll subscribe for a month and binge it. But only if the buzz is good.

        • Nick Dickens

          I understand. It’s not a great looking model to get new subscribers.

      • CT-7567

        Doesn’t the BBC have content available on demand or something like that in your country? I would think England would be the easiest place to access BBC material. Then again, I heard they actually taped over classic Who episodes in the 60’s to reuse the tape. That’s why they made that animated Dalek series. People would take record the audio. Back then it was the only way to hear the shows a second time. I guess those recordings are all that’s left of some classic Who episodes. Is that correct? Such a shame. I can’t believe I never thought of audio taping stuff like the SW movies to listen to in the car as a kid. πŸ™‚

        • Nick Dickens

          They do on Amazon to buy. But not on Prime… no pint buying it on an iPhone as it won’t play. They’ve only had about 5 or 6 stories before the 2005 revival on the likes of NetFlix.

          There are very few outlets for BBC content sadly. Great comedies like Fawlty Towers, Porridge, Yes Minister and Blackadder often aren’t available now that the BBC Store has gone.

          • CT-7567

            Doctor Who was on US Netflix for a while. I never realized how many US sitcoms were based on UK shows. I watched some of the pilot of the UK Three’s Company. Very different, yet same premise. I think All n The Family is based on a UK show too.

          • Sanford and Son

          • CT-7567

            Really? I never knew about that one.

          • It was called Steptoe & Son. Of course the British actors were white and cockney, so it took me a minute to figure out why the storyline seemed so familiar.

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steptoe_and_Son

          • Being Human

          • CT-7567

            Right. I like that show. The blonde is cute.

          • Nick Dickens

            A lot are. Ironically we don’t tend to do many shows based on US ones unless it’s these cringe inducing ‘talent’ shows.

    • CT-7567

      Agreed. Well said.

    • Mike_5555

      That’s exactly what the danger is of every network/company starting their own streaming service.

  • Tim Mc

    Disney streaming will fail.

  • King Bowser

    With Disney channel shows and all those movies, they have enough content that they could create a viable streaming service if they offered a large quantity of it at once.

    But what would a Marvel streaming service or a Star Wars streaming service show? There’s just not enough content for either franchise that you couldn’t binge watch it all in a month.

    It’s a brave new world of Television… and I can’t say I like the sounds of any of it.

  • Tony Diver

    “Would you pay for a one stop shop for Star Wars content?” No.

  • zx_spectrum_30

    For existing content – zero interest, have it all on DVD (sometimes several editions).

    If new content (maybe that abandoned Corruscant series) of the quality of the Marvel Netflix shows then I’m interested.

    Difficult to see enough content to make it viable though, even if they pad out with all the BTS and fan shows.

  • Ulek Calus

    I like both Star Wars and Marvel, and wouldn’t want to pay for two separate services. I would’ve preferred if they weren’t making a Disney streaming service, but if they insist, I hope they put all their properties in just the one.

  • Nick Dickens

    I sent Chuck a link about this on the BBC website. They didn’t believe have too much information about specific Star Wars and Marvel content. I imagine they’d be ‘sub brands’ in any Disney platform – at the moment. They just don’t have the quantity of stuff to have their own dedicated platform – potentially Marvel do with the myriad of old animated series they’ve put out over the last 50+ years, but I don’t know about all the rights, such as X-Men series etc.

    • CT-7567

      Does the BBC have distribution rights to Doctor Who? I really don’t like how they sell seasons by the half. I have the second volume of season seven, but I can never find the first. The Dalek Asylum episode and the one with the dinosaurs on the spaceship are favorites of mine. I like Capaldi’s first season a lot too.

      • Nick Dickens

        Oh that’s not good. The first part of season 7 is brilliant. Can’t believe next month that’s 5 years old.

        Yes the BBC has full distribution rights to Doctor Who. Like Top Gear it is one of its biggest money spinners.

        Capaldi is a great Doctor, and I know Jodie will be too.

        • CT-7567

          I didn’t even know who the next Doctor was. I haven’t watched the end episodes of the latest season. I certainly didn’t know it was a woman. Is she a well known actress in the UK?

          • Nick Dickens

            She’s reasonably well known. Mainly because of Broadchurch and to genre fans who loved her in Attack The Block with John Boyega.

  • Long Snoot

    Since I almost finished watching TCW and I own all of the movies in Blu-Ray (and I plan to do the same for the future ones) I’m not going to pay for a new streaming service just to be able to watch Rebels. It is possible that they’re considering an exclusive Star Wars series (kinda like the Netflix exclusives), but even in that case it’s not worth paying for a standalone streaming service when Netflix has a much larger catalogue.

    • rebelsfangirl

      This service isn’t launching until 2019 and Rebels is finishing in 2018.

      • Long Snoot

        I know, but they will probably include the whole series after it ends, just like Netflix did with The Clone Wars.

        • rebelsfangirl

          Oh, fair enough, I thought you were saying you would have to watch it to see the final season of Rebels.

          • bmales01

            I fear this with some cartoons my kid watches. He loves Pokemon on Netflix and I fear that will leave with Dizney in 2019.

            And my daughter watches a bunch of their shows. SHe’s into Nella right now.

          • CT-7567

            Did your child ever play that PokΓ©mon game that has you running around irl looking for stuff? It actually sounded fun, but I haven’t heard anything about it in a while.

          • bmales01

            Yup. We use Pokemon GO as a reward for good behavior during the school. He (and I) love it.

          • CT-7567

            So it’s something to get then? Does it actually give you a reason to go driving around looking for stuff? You’re looking for actual Pokemon, right? What do you do with them when you find them? I’ve never played a PokΓ©mon game before. I have ve Nintendo DS and they always seem to have a new Pokemon game out. Always two versions, too.

          • bmales01

            There are almost 250 Pokemon to find and they vary around the world and by location (eg, water POkemon near water). you can evolve them, fight other Pokemon at gyms. Its decent for a free app.

          • CT-7567

            Oh it’s free? Cool. Thanks. I’ll have to get it. πŸ™‚

          • bmales01

            yup free.

    • CT-7567

      If you get the chance you should buy the TCW disc sets. They’re awesome. Especially the first two seasons. And mine are only DVD. I would assume the Blu-rays are better.

      • King Bowser

        What makes them awesome? Is there content on them that isn’t in the show itself?

  • rebelsfangirl

    Hard to see how a SW only service could work, not enough new content month to month to keep people interested. A full Disney service then maybe, especially with Marvel and especially if they can get their ABC Marvel shows on their as well. If not they still have the two Marvel cartoons offering new content.

    • Rivesjunctionite

      With a small subscriber base, a SW-only channel couldn’t afford to offer quality new programming either. I hear DC is going to try it, so when they fail, maybe everyone else will leave it alone. Also, CBS can’t succeed with their online-only Star Trek show. Hopefully, studios will get a clue. If the only alternative to a Netflix monopoly is dozens of services, viewership will plummet for everyone.

      • rebelsfangirl

        DC at least has a large library of past content it could add. The Batman and Superman animated series’, their movies and the newer DC animated movies. Plus Teen Titans and and the like. They would also have the four CW live action shows but that’s still nothing compared to the amount of new context Netflix have. So yes if DCs channel fails it would send a strong message I think.

        • Rivesjunctionite

          Personally, I don’t understand an industry that’s fighting tooth and nail to keep cable bundling and prevent individual channel subscriptions but turns around and tries to launch individual streaming services for anything and everything. I guess they’ll have to learn the hard way?

          • CT-7567

            It’s really strange how stuff gets out these days. TFA is still available on Starz On Demand, yet RO is on Netflix. Rebels always has the most recent season on demand as well, but as far as I know if you want to see the past seasons you have to buy them either digitally or physically. Idk if the current Disney service has Rebels.

          • bmales01

            I want Starz just for American G-ds and Ash vs the Evil Dead, but I refuse to buy 10 different packages/services to get everything I want. so I go the alternative route, which is pretty easy to get free.

          • rebelsfangirl

            I suspect its an industry desperately trying to adapt an old failing business model rather than embrace a new one, which isn’t unreasonable. But it’s going to take them some time and a lot of money to get something that works.

          • Rivesjunctionite

            It’s also going to cost us, at least if we’re really interested in the content they’re generating. I think it more likely that consumers will become even more discriminating than they are now. A mediocre show can survive a season or two if it’s accessible to casual viewers. But most people won’t be bothered to seek out and pay for a whole season of mediocrity. Even if a Trekker signs up for CBS online, I think they won’t watch much of anything other than Star Trek. Amazon might gain a little if they can sell individual episodes or subscriptions to shows from many different platforms. That’s how I watch Rebels. But again, the casual viewer won’t be bothered to check that out.

  • Brian Cropper

    Netflix is almost bankrupt as it is. Disney will probably end up buying them out anyway at some point.

  • Coleman Miller

    If they do get Star Wars, will they also have the Droids & Ewoks animated series? Because if they did I would consider subscribing

  • This sounds like something Beyonce or Taylor Swift would do. Disney, let’s not stoop to their levels. Thank you.

    • CT-7567

      Agreed. Swift is very cute, however. Not that that’s in any way relevant to the topic. πŸ™‚

      • bmales01

        Halle Berry is hot as hell, but I still wouldnt watch Catwoman.

        • CT-7567

          So watch Die Another Day. I prefer Nicole Kidman in Batman Forever. πŸ™‚ Swift’s music is terrible, but she’s a cute blonde. My green power ring has a blonde impurity. πŸ™‚

  • Jimmy Griffin

    This having your own streaming service thing is getting seriously ridiculous; it’s turning into a real cash grab. Paramount/CBS has already ticked off a lot of people with their decision to put a new Star Trek show on CBS All Access and nowhere else. If they want to have their streaming service, fine; but they need to continue to broadcast the shows on their cable channels; putting exclusive content on there, especially if it is Star Wars, is just going to alienate a lot of people. And the last thing Disney needs to do is alienate more Star Wars fans.

    • CT-7567

      Agreed.

  • Axonrey

    This system doesn’t work if everyone has their own service.

  • CJ

    Disney is overplaying their hand already. There’s not enough content to entice a wide audience. I’m not going to pay a monthly fee so I can occasionally watch Toy Story 2.

  • I already have one-stop-shop viewing. It’s my Samsung blu-ray player. It’s also my Mac’s hard drive. I don’t need a streaming service.

    • CT-7567

      Good point, Martin. I prefer to own physical copies of movies and music. My Blu-ray player has streaming capability for Netflix and YouTube, but I still prefer owning discs and cable. Most TV shows decrease in price on home video as time goes by. I recently noticed that Game of Thrones is still full price even for the first season. So having all the episodes available on demand works for me. I need to get around to recording them.

  • CT-7567

    All Star Wars? Probably. If it was mostly existing stuff, with say one new animated series, I’d probably just wait and buy the seasons on disc. I own every SW movie and show. It’s definitely nice to have the ability to watch stuff like RO and TCW on my tablet and phone, a SW streaming service would have to have sufficient all-new material for it to be worth a subscription fee.

  • tc14droid

    That would be so dumb. I feel like maybe he misspoke. It doesn’t make sense to offer separate streaming services for Star Wars, Marvel, Princesses, etc. Streaming is already fragmented enough among providers and adding just 1 Disney service is fragmenting it even more.

  • JohnMorog

    I can see the benefits of having an all disney streaming service, but not just Star Wars, there isn’t enough content.

  • PeakOB1

    There’s not enough star wars content for that….. right?
    there would be like 10 things on there and who’s to say they would even consider putting some of the more obscure items that we celebrate as fans? I would pay if it had quality versions of the droids and ewoks cartoons from 1985, and not the re-edited versions with no music either…. Effort would have to be put into it!

  • CynF

    As others have said, there isn’t enough commercial content specifically related to SW to justify having a SW-only streaming service. Something like that would only serve to accelerate burn-out of the catalog.

  • Matthew Leuck

    No, unless they had exceptional exclusive content (restored versions of The Holiday Special, Droids and Ewoks cartoons, rare vintage interviews and behind the scenes footage, etc..), and even then I would much rather physically own that content than digitally “rent” it for a monthly fee. I would definitely be up for a Disney streaming service, with maybe a small extra monthly fee for Star Wars content- I have a 9-month-old daughter, and we’re planning on having at least one more kid, so a wealth of Disney movies and other entertainment, with Star Wars being a part of it, would work well; otherwise, I’d much prefer to own all Star Wars related stuff on blu-ray or dvd.

  • Funtomaz

    If Disney launches a Star Wars only streaming service expect a new show to be exclusively streamed on that service only. But even then… 8 or 10 movies, all the Clone Wars, Rebels, Ewoks and various documentaries aren’t enough content.
    Soon you have to subscribe to half a dozen or even more streaming services to watch everything you want? Who has the money? Sooner or later the streaming market will consolidate again. It’s the same with every new technology.

  • ILoveSand

    Never! So many companies are doing this. I am not going to pay money to every different company to stream a limited amount of titles. I’d rather buy dvd’s once and have it to play forever. and if it’s not on dvd, then oh well.

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