Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as the title character, has been one of the most anticipated Marvel films of the last decade. This is due, in part, to the fact that it is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to be driven by a female character.
However, unlike the Marvel films that came before it, Captain Marvel will be the first to never appear on Netflix. Disney has had a partnership with the streaming giant that resulted in their extended universe shows such as Daredevil, and Jessica Jones. But Disney is launching their own streaming service later this year, and with that move, they are terminating their relationship with Netflix.
The news was broken on a phone call between Disney head, Bob Iger, and Wall Street analysts. This means that Ant Man & The Wasp will be the final MCU title to appear as part of the old Disney-Netflix streaming agreement.
Disney's purchase of Marvel was one of many that raised the spectre of corporate monopoly on entertainment. In addition to Marvel, Disney now owns Lucas Film, Fox, and ESPN. This is in addition to any titles released under the official Disney brand.
But at first glance, Disney moving all of their properties to their own streaming platform doesn't necessarily seem to mean more revenue.
With Viacom willing to extend their brands with third parties such as Netflix (as with their announcement today), o… https://t.co/os4atIsjLP— Ryan W. Mead, But Dead (@Ryan W. Mead, But Dead) 1549416268.0
And we now know how much: in a quarterly earnings report today, Disney predicted they would lose $150 million in po… https://t.co/690xklYgjj— Ryan W. Mead, But Dead (@Ryan W. Mead, But Dead) 1549416442.0
Though some are simply excited for the breadth of fresh content that's sure to be on the platform.
We should be getting a “Sneak Peak” for the Disney+ Streaming Service in April and it should be released by end of… https://t.co/Z1kSbPmXth— Nerdhalla News (@Nerdhalla News) 1549466190.0
But mostly people are stoked about the movie.
@captainmarvel #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/TRnG2OCvdr— Cammie (@Cammie) 1549239092.0
@captainmarvel Me daughter is so excited for this movie. Heck I am too! #CaptainMarvel— Jon’s Honest Takes (@Jon’s Honest Takes) 1549238525.0
@captainmarvel Can't wait to watch @brielarson on big screen! Rocking #CaptainMarvel trailer— Susmit (@Susmit) 1549249283.0
We can't wait to see this film!