Disney’s move to launch its streaming service may mean that the future Marvel series may be exclusive to the upcoming platform. Since the news had broken out that the House of Mouse is venturing in the business of content streaming, many have started to wonder what will happen to the IPs airing in other on-demand channels, particularly Netflix, which houses some of the best Marvel shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. As new information comes to light on the entertainment company’s latest endeavor, the separation between Marvel and Netflix is imminent.
Popular Marvel (and Star Wars) movies are making a move from Netflix to Disney’s platform after the two’s lucrative deal expires in 2019. This means that die-hards must start saving extra bucks if they want to enjoy viewings of their favorite movies from the franchises.
A new report from WSJ has revealed that all future Marvel series will be available on Disney’s new service. And while there are no new projects announced past this month’s The Punisher, we bet that the company will come with many content centering on these comic book characters.
“In pulling its movies from Netflix in 2019, Disney gave up an estimated $300-million-plus a year, people with knowledge of the arrangement said. And while it currently produces Marvel superhero series such as Daredevil for Netflix, new Marvel shows in the future are expected to live on the company’s own streaming service.”
As for the existing shows that Netflix houses such as Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, The Defenders and The Punisher, it has been confirmed that they will stay on the original platform. The arrangement will hold for future seasons and off-shoots of the series.
It will be interesting to see how the difference in platforms affects the shows, whether they will be presented to exist in the same reality like MCU movies or not. It is a question how the development will factor in on the developing Marvel shows like Hulu’s Runaways, Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger.
It makes sense that Disney is trying to consolidate the content and bring them to the in-development streaming platform in order to lure more potential patrons. Especially so, with the failed attempt to buy many factions of 2oth Century Fox that may have given them access to a few popular big and small screen IPs. With that stalled, the company has to come up with a business strategy that will justify the need to sign-up for the service, even if the price will be substantially lower compared to Netflix.