Walt Disney $DIS Earnings announced the eventual end of its deal with Netflix Inc.
The move is not immediate, content on Netflix $NFLX will remain until the end of 2019, the year that it plans to launch its own Disney-branded streaming service for Disney and Pixar content.
Netflix will continue to receive first-run rights for Disney movies released in theaters through the rest of this year and 2018, though movies released in 2019 like “Frozen 2” will remain with Disney.
“U.S. Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018,” a Netflix spokesman said in an emailed statement. “We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company globally on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV.”
Disney is still considering what it will do with other popular content, specifically productions from its Marvel and LucasFilms divisions. Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger said Tuesday that Disney is still considering what to do with those properties, which could still land on Netflix or a similar service.
Iger says “It’s possible we will continue to license them to a pay service like Netflix.”
Netflix will retain control over its Marvel superhero TV shows like “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and the soon-to-debut “The Defenders,” as that is considered Netflix original content. But movies like “Moana,” “Finding Dory,” “Rogue One” and “Dr. Strange” are expected to disappear from the service at the end of 2019 unless a new deal for Marvel and LucasFilms content is reached.