Disney+ takes first swipe at Netflix with Captain Marvel exclusive

Danny Woods
February 8, 2019

But once its theatrical run ends, you won't be able to catch it on Netflix.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed today that the Marvel maverick's upcoming date with the Mouse House won't be spoiled by Disney's brand of family-friendly wholesomeness. Disney confirmed that the first Marvel movie of the year will not be available on the world's most popular streaming service.

In a call with Disney investors, Iger issued his pledge to maintain the status quo with Deadpool 3. As a response, Iger said "we haven't been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we've been great at the licensing side". Furthermore, it's unclear when Disney+ itself will launch, which means potential subscribers might have to wait a while longer than expected to stream Captain Marvel. Not only will Marvel Studios continue to exert ultimate creative control over the franchise, but Deadpool 3 promises to be just as "R-Rated" as the other two in the series.

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"We have a number of creative engines across our company, many of which are dedicating their time and talents to develop content for the Disney+ platform", Iger said. Except it will have exclusive countless blockbusters from the Marvel, Lucasfilm, Jim Henson, Pixar, National Geographic and Fox catalogs - something that Netflix can't touch. The company is also set to hold a majority stake in the Hulu streaming service when its $71 billion deal with 21st Century Fox, the parent company of FOX Business, closes early this year. In addition to providing investors with a glimpse of the user interface, we're hopeful Disney will use the same event to unveil the price and initial content line-up.

There'll be more info about Disney+ on April 11, when the company will demo the new Disney+ app.

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