Yes, let’s get the confirmation out of the way first. Titanic is coming back to Netflix on July 1st. That part is true. The rest, well …the rest is just conspiracy theories.
Just a few days ago we got confirmation that the five passengers aboard the Titan submersible that was headed for the Titanic wreckage site passed away after the submersible imploded. The internet responded to that, well …like the internet does. We don’t really need to go into it.
Then, in the days following the catastrophe, everything related to the Titanic — especially the movie, has surged in popularity. Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On got a resurgence on Spotify. Everyone was quoting the movie. People started looking for actual historical facts — and some actually learned where the Titanic wreckage actually was, a win for actual historical accuracy!
But even for people looking to stream the movie, the news that it was being added to Netflix on July 1st felt like the streaming service capitalizing on tragedy. The problem is …not even Netflix is that fast. And more importantly, licensing deals aren’t either. Far be it for us to defend a big company here, but in this case, the truth of the matter is that this is all just coincidence and bad timing. Titanic was always coming to Netflix on July 1st. It’s just that now a lot more people are interested in watching it.