Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
“Honey, what do you want to watch tonight?” “I don’t know, what’s on the Star Wars channel?” That seemingly impossible conversation could happen if Disney CEO Bob Iger has his way. The man in charge was recently doing an investors call and casually mentioned that Disney, which already has a booming TV division with ABC, ESPN and many others, could create channels dedicated to Marvel and or Star Wars in the future. Read more about the possible Marvel and Star Wars TV channels below.
We have said that with these channels and these brands — ESPN, ABC, Disney, maybe even down the road something related to Star Wars and Marvel — we do have an ability as a company to take product, specifically filmed entertainment, television, movies, directly to consumers.
Iger didn’t elaborate on his plans, but you can be sure he will in the future. Until then, just looking at that quote, it sounds more like the channels would be a way to present already created entertainment instead of a place to showcase new stuff. So, for example, all of the Star Wars movies on a loop, the three Phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over and over again etc. If that was the case, it would present a pretty unique opportunity for fans to watch true marathons of these stories without having to buy all the Blu-rays or head to the theater. Or, maybe, they could even show a fan edit and put all of the stories in order, blending TV shows, movies, cartoons and more.
All of that, of course, is just speculation. What exactly Iger and his team have planned, and if something even happens at all, is up in the air. Would it be online? Would you have to pay for it? There are so, so many questions.
It’s a very exciting proposition though. I know, personally, I’m much more likely to watch something on TV than take the time to pop on a Blu-ray, even if I own it. What do you think about a Marvel or Star Wars TV channel?Cool Posts From Around the Web: