Captain Marvel Won’t Be Available On Netflix

Written by on February 6, 2019

Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Marvel’s next feature ‘Captain Marvel’ will be releasing on March 8, 2019 but don’t expect it to be available on Netflix after its worldwide theatrical release.

Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke to its investors on February 5th about its future plans on moving its content to ‘Disney +’ which will be releasing sometime this year and that Captain Marvel, starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Annette Bening, will be the first Marvel flick to rollout in its streaming service and also the first to be withheld from licensed partners.

It was only in 2017 when Disney announced that it will create its own streaming service to rival Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and others and a year after was christened with the name ‘Disney Plus’ or stylized to ‘Disney +’. Iger has previously said that it will be Disney’s biggest priority in 2019.

Iger says that it is willing to forego its $140 million annual licensing franchise in favor of streaming its own content albeit limited to its own movies and its sub-brands such as Marvel, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and LucasFilms. ‘Disney +’ subscribers will substantially have to pay for less than a Netflix subscription which currently charges $10 a month.

The streaming platform is looking forward to release original content with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their roles to animated features of their characters Loki and Scarlet Witch. A live action series will also feature Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie as their Marvel characters.

Jon Favreau is set to release a live-action series, ‘The Mandalorian’, based on the Star Wars franchise. Another Star Wars series featuring actor Diego Luna will hit the service as well.

‘Disney +’ will be available to investors exclusively this April.

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