Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

'Captain Marvel' will skip Netflix, make streaming debut on Disney+

DEADPOOL 2 Iger Says Disney Will ‘Continue’ in the Business of R-Rated Deadpool Movies
Charles Bowen | 07 February, 2019, 19:57

Disney CEO Bob Iger reaffirmed that the company intends to keep R-Rated properties that it will acquire from the Fox merger as R-Rated, specifically referring to the Deadpool films. Down the line, the otherwise squeaky-clean, ultra-family-friendly company could dip its toes even further into darker waters - green-lighting other projects that carry the same adult rating (and the violence, nudity, and mature themes) that the Deadpool film franchise does.

The news comes courtesy of Ashley Rodriguez, media and marketing reporter at digital news outlet Quartz, who relayed Iger's statements in a post on Twitter.

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. Disney confirmed that the first Marvel movie of the year will not be available on the world's most popular streaming service. The branding tactic is also meant to ensure that parents don't accidentally expose their children to something "R-Rate", due to a mislabelled product.

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Indeed, it is highly likely that all future Marvel Entertainment and Disney films will become Disney+ exclusives after they finish their cinematic run.

Will this complicate how easily Ryan Reynolds' Merc with a Mouth enters the MCU to join his fellow Marvel comic characters? At least for movies not aimed at kids.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday that ESPN+, the cable sports network's subscription streaming service and a key part of its growth strategy, has amassed more than 2 million subscribers less than one year after its launch.

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