No matter what the internet tells you, you definitely do not need another person in the room to "Netflix and chill." I mean "Netflix and chill" in the literal sense of the words, because your favorite streaming service is about to get a whole lot cooler. That's pretty hard to imagine of course, considering that Netflix is already the place where the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was born, Chelsea Handler currently resides, and seemingly endless episodes of Friends are at your fingertips. But now, Netflix is becoming your one stop shop for a ton of your favorite movies as well. According to a press release from Netflix, Netflix will be the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar, and it might be the best news ever.
According to Variety, Starz currently has the “pay one” output rights to Disney titles in the States (Disney is the parent company of Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilms) but that will change come September, when Netflix will become the official home of films from these companies. The move will give fans a singular, unified place to watch all of their favorite films from these corporations. Marvel, for example, already has Netflix original TV shows like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, so adding in newer Marvel movies to Netflix will make the streaming service the ultimate home for all things Marvel.
So what movies will come to Netflix specifically? Though Netflix has not released dates for its upcoming films, the slate is super exciting. According to Variety, Netflix will acquire new releases like Zootopia, as well as the upcoming films Alice Through The Looking Glass and Finding Dory. Superhero flicks added to the Netflix roster will be 2016's Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, while upcoming Star Wars movie Rogue One will also make its way onto the streaming platform. One movie that you won't see on Netflix anytime soon is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Because the film came out in 2015, the streaming rights will remain with Starz.
With the weather getting chilly in September and the outside world getting just a tad more frightening (um, hello, there could be snow) Netflix couldn't have picked a better time to usher in awesome movies from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilms. Now all we have to do is wait for the fall so we can put together the ultimate movie marathon.
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