Those who love Marvel shows on Netflix can now relax as Disney is unlikely to take them off Netflix. At least, not for now. Disney will launch their own streaming platform in 2019, and it was disclosed that the future Marvel shows would be produced exclusively for Disney’s own streaming service and several reports had come out stating that shows such as Daredevil would be taken off from Netflix consequently. However, film reporter Ben Fritz used Twitter to dispel the rumors.
“To answer the same question from a few people: The Marvel shows currently on Netflix, and any spin-offs from them, will stay on that platform.”
Therefore, you can relax because shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher as well as others based on The Defenders shows will stay on Netflix, even if Disney launches its own streaming service. However, it would also mean that there are no possibilities of Netflix getting new Marvel shows in future. Therefore, they will have to manage with what they have in hand.
Disney’s streaming service may launch in 2019, but, it has already been making a lot of noise and is going to hit Netflix very hard, although, the existing Marvel shows will still keep running on the current leading streaming platform. Disney has a deal or probably had a deal with Netflix which facilitated their films to debut exclusively on Netflix soon after the Blu-ray/DVD release. But, now that Disney wants their content for themselves, they will take the content away from Netflix after the launch of their own streaming service. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger recently stated via a conference call that Disney’s subscription charges would be “substantially” cheaper than Netflix at the launch.
“I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is. That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume. It’ll have a lot of high quality because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we’ve talked about. But it’ll simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that. There’s a gigantic potential Disney customer base out there that we’re going to seek to attract with pricing that is commensurate with or that balances the quality of the brands and franchises that are in there but also takes into account the volume. And that will give us an opportunity to grow in volume and to have the pricing over time reflect the added volume as this product ages.”
There was the recent report about Disney’s streaming service also featuring a live-action Star Wars TV show, and that’s something fans have been praying for a long time. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Fritz might succeed in dismissing the rumor about the Marvel shows running on Netflix. However, it is apparent that the present day streaming leader is going to encounter serious challenges in the next one year or so.