Netflix’s domination over the world of streaming could be coming to an end as Disney officially pulls the plug on the service’s Marvel movies. While there was once a time you could tune in and watch everything from Iron Man to Captain America: Civil War, Thor to Avengers: Infinity War, the House of Mouse is coming down hard on Netflix.
Although there’s still a glimmer of hope for some Marvel Cinematic Universe favourites, Captain Marvel is the first movie that officially won’t be coming to Netflix.
Speaking during an investor’s conference (via Deadline), Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the upcoming female-first standalone won’t be popping up in your Netflix trending queue any time soon. He clarified, “What we’re basically trying to do here is invest in our future.” The move is apparently “designed so that long-term this business will become an important part of Disney’s bottom line.”
Cutting ties with Netflix will reportedly cost Disney $150 million, but that should be a small price to pay when it reaps our subscription fees with Dinsey+. As well as old and new releases, Disney+ is working on spin-off shows for some of the MCU’s biggest heroes and villains. There are already plans for a Loki TV series as well as buddy shows for the likes of Falcon/Bucky Barnes and Scarlet Witch/Vision.
It’s the end of the era between Disney and Netflix. The deal was signed back in 2012, meaning that Netflix has handled the likes of the MCU and Star Wars from 2016 until now. It was relatively short-lived considering Disney announced it was moving away from Netflix in 2017.
Disney+ is set to premiere in September, and with Captain Marvel hitting cinemas on March 8, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s movie could be one of the service’s earliest hits.