Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Captain Marvel' Will Be First Disney Movie to Skip Netflix

'Captain Marvel' Will Be First Disney Movie to Skip Netflix

"Many are the same innovators driving the prolific success of Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel".

Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors Tuesday that it will end its $140 million year-over-year licensing revenue rate in favor of adding content to Disney Plus exclusively, The Verge reports.

What's unclear is whether it will allow other platforms to continue to show Disney properties. The show will be written by Ilana Peña of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fame, starring Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez. 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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Chief financial officer Christine McCarthy meanwhile said that Disney would take a hit to the tune of US$150 million on operating income this year from its decision to withhold content from third party providers in the build-up to the launch of Disney+.

Disney broke out its revenues and operating loss for direct-to-consumer and global activities as a separate line for the first time in its Q1 results, posting revenues of US$918 million (€806 million), down 1%, and an operating loss of US$136 million, up from loss of US$42 million, for the unit. "But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool". Does that mean it's leaving Netflix for Disney+? No matter where you now stream Disney movies, you can expect them to only be available on Disney+ beginning with Captain Marvel.

With its plans to launch its own over-the-top video streaming service, Disney's preparing to change the way it invites people to journey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comfort of their own homes.

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