New Marvel, Star Wars and Disney movies will be back on Netflix in 2026

Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Moana and all the new Disney, Star Wars and Marvel movies released between 2016 and 2019 will return to Netflix in 2026.

With Disney starting their own streaming service, Disney Plus, everyone assumed they would have control of their titles, including all the Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars movies, but as it turns out, that’s not exactly true. And, it’s good news for Netflix subscribers.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Black Panther, Moana, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and all the other new Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar movies added to Netflix between 2016 and 2019 will return to Netflix in 2026.

Apparently, Netflix and Disney agreed to a longer contract for the films than was previously known to the public. So, all those great movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rogue One, Zootopia, The Incredibles 2, Coco, and more will be back on Netflix, although it will be a while until that happens.

According to the report, those movies will also be pulled from Disney Plus. So, Netflix will be the only place you will be able to stream those titles. That’s a big win for the streaming service.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t include all the new movies from the House of Mouse. It only includes new movies from 2016-2019, the time period when those titles were headed to Netflix after their theatrical run.

The original deal between Disney and Netflix was supposed to extend through 2020, but they backed out of the agreement to start their streaming service this year. It was a smart move, especially considering all the great titles on the way this year with Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

What a great year it could have been for new Disney movies coming to Netflix!

This is ultimately a good thing for the streaming network. The streaming network is facing Disney Plus, the new WarnerMedia streaming service and other new streaming services, in addition to Hulu and Amazon Prime. As they all battle for content, Netflix has the upper hand based on their library and their original content production.

This also shows the streaming network had a much more firm grip on the future than some people may have thought. They always knew they’d face issues keeping popular titles, and that’s why they started making their own great content. They also knew how important it would be to continue to make deals that last years in the future than in just the short-term.

We’ll let you know more about this new understanding of this deal when we find out. It sounds like we probably won’t know more for a while.

Will you be watching Black Panther and all these other movies when they return to the streaming network in 2026? Just kidding! Who knows what the world will look like then!