February 24, 2020
Disney’s subscription streaming service is coming to Europe and other regions outside the United States. But Lionsgate’s StarzPlay is already streaming Marvel movies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Due to pre-existing arrangements, Marvel superhero titles such as Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3; Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Avengers: Endgame are all available on the $8.99 monthly service.
Disney and Starz last year made a marketing deal enabling Starz-licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be available instead on Disney+ when it launched on Nov. 12, 2019.
Before the launch of Disney+, CEO Bob Iger told analysts the company was “encumbered” by licensing arrangements it had with a number of different distributors, notably Netflix and Starz.