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With Disney’s recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox and Disney’s commitments to launch their own streaming service in 2019, it seems things are going better than ever for the House of Mouse, and for Marvel Entertainment.
With the launch of their own streaming service, there’s a number of changes that are to be set in motion affecting other streaming services, most notably Netflix.
Netflix and Marvel are currently producing a series of programmes exclusively for Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders series with rumours of other shows further on down the line.
It was never confirmed but speculated that Netflix would retain those rights to continue those current series and any potential spin-offs but no additional properties would be developed.
Speaking to Bloomberg about how the TV superhero ‘glut’ might not be as invincible as previously thought, Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley said;
“We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run.”
He added how any new projects would seek out “networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.”
The news doesn’t just stop at Netflix dramas, however, as Marvel currently has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Runaways on Hulu, and, later this year, Cloak & Dagger on Disney-owned platform Freeform, as well as co-producing Legion on FX and The Gifted on Fox.
What this means for those platforms will need to be seen, but, for the immediate future at least, the shows should remain on their respective channels and platforms.