Future Marvel Shows Will be Produced for New Disney Streaming Service
Disney continues to firm up plans for its new streaming service.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the company will produce all future Marvel shows exclusively for its streaming service. This means it will not be making any new content for Netflix.
Currently Netflix airs Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders. There is no word on whether these shows will continue on Netflix or whether Disney will move them when its contract with the streaming giant expires.
The article doesn’t say if this new stance applies to network shows like Agents of SHIELD, Inhumans and Cloak and Dagger. There is also no mention of the upcoming Hulu series Runaways.
The report also says that Disney’s desire to compete with Netflix is what led to its attempt to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
“We’ve turned our attention to the one platform seeing growth challenges,” Disney Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer said. “That’s the television platform.”
Mayer went on to say that the decision is “not an anti-Netflix move, but a pro-Disney move.”
In preparation for its new service, Disney previously announced that it would pull all of its animated movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars films from Netflix.
In the meantime, Marvel’s The Punisher is set to premiere on Netflix Friday, Nov. 17.
Does this decision make you more or less likely to buy Disney’s new streaming service?