By Damilola Faustino
Disney is launching its very own streaming service next year and to attract movie lovers, it will be moving every movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to its own site.
The only Marvel properties that will survive the great VOD dusting will be Netflix’s TV shows.
Disney executive Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing for the still-unnamed streaming service, gave some of the first details to The New York Times about what the site will look like when it launches in 2019, including that they will let their licensing deal with Netflix expire.
Every MCU movie currently hosted on Netflix will be leaving the site, and the next film in the franchise, next March’s Captain Marvel, will be the first to head directly to Disney’s site instead of Netflix.
However, a Disney spokesperson also told the Times that as of now there are “no current plans” to also take the Marvel-themed shows that air on Netflix, including Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, but “no current plans” speaks for itself.
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