Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Report: 'The Force Awakens' Headed To Starz, Future Star Wars Films Going To Netflix

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By: Benjamin Hart

While Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens is still in theaters, and seemingly on it's way to breaking every record imaginable, we can already look ahead to a time when we can enjoy the blockbuster in the comfort of our own homes. While we can of course expect a DVD and Blu-ray release sometime in the near future, it appears The Force Awakens will coming to smaller screens in a different way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Episode VII will be the final film under the Disney umbrella to be featured on the Starz network. A previously established deal between Disney and Starz to air Disney films on the premium Cable network came to an end in 2015, which is being replaced this year by a similar agreement with streaming giant Netflix. Thus, The Force Awakens will debut on Starz, and select future Star Wars films, such as Rogue One, Episode VIII and others, will be added to Netflix sometime after their release. Disney's deal with Netflix will reportedly last for four years.

Speculation points to The Force Awakens appearing on Starz around December of this year. It's currently unclear when the film will be making the jump to Netflix, but with it now being the highest grossing film in U.S(and soon to be the World), Starz will be wanting to hold on to it as long as possible.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Via: Screencrush

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