The Undead: Blockbuster Movies

Netflix’s billion-dollar-plus agreement to secure the domestic “pay one” window on five year’s worth of upcoming theatrical titles from Sony Pictures — including one revolving around Marvel’s vampire character Morbius —highlights the value for blockbusting content in the streaming wars. Their value might actually increase: most industry-watchers now expect a global post-pandemic shakedown as households rationalise their subscriptions and start deciding between competing streams of Hollywood tentpoles.

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