Following the announcement of a Disney streaming service, and the fact that Disney would be removing all of its content on Netflix and putting it on there, many fans wondered what would happen with the Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil, The Punisher and Jessica Jones.
Disney CEO Bob Iger commented on the matter back in August on the subject:
“Our direct-to-consumer services mark an entirely new growth strategy for the company, one that takes advantage of the incredible opportunity that changing technology provides us to leverage the strength of our great brands.”
“U.S. Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018. We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV.”
Yesterday, President of Marvel Entertainment Dan Buckley also addressed those concerns – via Bloomberg:
“We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run,” Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment, said in an email. New projects, he added, would seek out “networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.”
It’ll be interesting to see what happens, but it’s good to know that there are currently no plans to end the Marvel Netflix Universe. Though, it does make the possibility of ever seeing these characters crossover into a movie or a show not on Netflix more complicated, right? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
What do you think of this news? Are you a fan of the Marvel Netflix shows? Are you looking forward to a Disney only streaming service? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!