Captain Marvel Will Stream Exclusively On Disney+ In The U.S.

Carla Harmon
February 8, 2019

Disney chief Bob Iger said on an earnings call that he understands there is significant interest in the R-rated Deadpool movies, and he pledged that Disney will "continue in that business", and potentially even expand to do more.

While Iger said that Captain Marvel will be the first Disney film that the company will withhold from licensing partners, it's unclear what will happen with Marvel's biggest movie this year, Avengers: Endgame, which launches just over a month after Captain Marvel. But since Disney and Marvel are family-friendly, Iger hinted these films won't be released under the traditional Disney banner. That may seem like a huge shock, but it was always bound to happen because Disney is looking to steer streamers to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which will exclusively carry Captain Marvel's hotly anticipated origin story movie. Does that mean it's leaving Netflix for Disney+? It's left many wondering if Disney might be fed up with how fruitless the partnership has ben, and if we might get somebody else - like Disney themselves - making Star Wars games in the near future.

Iger said that Disney was "betting on the direct-to-consumer business for the long term" and that this business would "become an important part of Disney's bottom line and long-term strategy".

However, Iger's comments do offer fans anxious about Deadpool's fate in the new Disney-Marvel some major relief. ESPN, once one of Disney's most profitable businesses, has lost millions of subscribers in recent years.

The same goes for the new Star Wars series The Manadalorian, which will be on Disney+ in North America when it airs, but it is still unknown as to how we will be watching it in Australian.

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